Their poster said it all.
“The world famous Gumdales”
Rosie and Ted joked around from the day they met. Soon the world’s premier husband and wife clown act was born.
That was 20 years ago. The laughs had steadily turned to heckles. Bar mitzvahs replaced distant dreams of Broadway.
The “hole in the piano” routine had served them well. It was Rosie’s turn to be pulled through today. Ten minutes later the audience at the art centre still awaited a reappearance.
Outside a car sped away. Through the hole the centre’s jewellery display case lay empty.
The Gumdales truly were now world famous.
This is my entry in this week’s 100 word writing challenge over at Friday Fictioneers.