The illusionist’s wife: A three-sentence-story

Eye - used with permission
Eye – used with permission

The magician’s audience sat silent, stunned. Drawing back the curtain, his wife had revealed the performer, bare-arsed and aggressively thrusting into a large-breasted and dull-eyed blonde who was bent over the ‘Sawing-a-Girl-in-Half’ box.

“Wait,” the illusionist cried in desperation to his wife, “this is not what it looks like!”

Just a quick one – this one I wrote in late July, for a challenge on Terribleminds.

I’m a bit enamoured of the super-short ones at the moment (not just laziness – really!). I read this one on the New Yorker which really tickled me:

“Houston, We Have a Problem,” by J. Matthew Zoss.

I’m sorry, but there’s not enough air in here for everyone. I’ll tell them you were a hero.

This piece is also referenced in this article which is a learning or educational piece.


Published by: wildbilbo

My name is Kristian Thoroughgood, alternately known as KT to my friends, or @WildBilbo on twitter. As of August 2015, I am forty years old. Australian. My blog is intended to be both a place for me to polish my creative writing muscles (not a double entendre) and for others to read and comment on my musings. Expect short stories, articles, essays and other brain dumps. My opinions are my own, and whilst I take care to be at least moderately informed about any topic I speak or write about, these opinions are subject to rapid change in the face of passionate arguments and greater evidence. Please note - on my blog, Evidence beats Passion.

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