a Circus, Part #2 (Fragment #010)

A howitzer! It had begun with a conversation about the howitzer barrel aimed at a banquet! Hmm… Maybe I should say, “It began with our conversation about a circus!” to be more precise. I can’t say that I’m very snarky but I really don’t like circus art. I see many societal blemishes in it. A circus is an ugly show in my opinion! Nasty clowns with inflatable hammers who bash each other and the audience… A rubber girl who squirms like an epileptic with convulsions… A mangy dog with an old abacus – can I REALLY believe that IT is able to count to ten? Honestly? Can you believe in this? Golly! You’re such fools!

I realized that I was shouting only when I noted the expostulatory look from my lovely Chilperic. But I had decided to ignore it. And I’ll still tell him tonight that I’m a big girl, and he can stop parenting me! I must finish my speech!

So, I decided to gather all this rabble and to shoot them out of the howitzer. It’s the only decent performance in the circus! And when I had finished, I was quite pleased with myself.

A strange creature in the corner looked at me… And just then, I began to shiver, out of the blue… And after that chill I heard a stomp from the side corridor.

∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼

I stand on the stage and feel like I’m blind. I can see nothing beyond the blinding glare of terrible searchlights. A black gaping abyss is beneath my feet… the silent auditorium.
– ¡Señoras y señores, buenas tardes!
What? What the hell? I’m not only blind… deaf also! Perfect! Just perfect!
– ¡Ceremonia ‘Premio Dardos Award’ a la vista!
Oh, dear me… how could I forget? Hell… HELL! I try to recall where I put my list of nominees… on the table… or on the bookshelf… in the glove compartment?
– ¡Unbolt arenga!
I’ve never cursed myself like I do now… I can’t lay an egg! Not today when I’m so close to my target! Not today! My list of nominees… damn it! I don’t need it! I smile at Prakash Hegade. One step ahead… I close my eyes and start to speak. Without my list. Without any preparation. I’m saying their names by heart. I’m reading my heart list…

21 Shades Of Blue ∼ Dead Cat Comes Back ∼ Field Of Thorns ∼ Henry Game: His/story ∼ In Search Of The Perfect Spring ∼ Johnpoetflanagan ∼ Northern Nevermore ∼ PoeticDepression ∼ PoetryBySkull ∼ Prospermind ∼ Raycabiro 
SpahrPlops ∼ Strings Of Soulfulness ∼ The Poesy Project ∼ UP!::urban Po’E.Tree(s)

I’m happy. I didn’t lay an egg! I smile at the black gaping abyss and…

∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼

…and I wake up on a big heap of rotten beetroot and zucchini. (to be continued)

P.S. Ah… sorry, my dear Prakash Hegade for my creativity… Guilty! Now you can arrest me! The last thing that I should tell my heart nominees – “All information and rules regarding the Premio Dardos Award are here.” The end. Take him away!

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA
© All rights reserved 2015

 

My special thanks to one and only Cyan Ryan,
a great friend and an excellent editor,
for grammar corrections and improvements this essay!

P.S. And for this incredible video too… thank you, Ry!

61 thoughts on “a Circus, Part #2 (Fragment #010)

  1. Wow! I’m waaaayyyy behind on this one I guess. 😀
    I just came by your blog to stalk around… eehhh I meant walk around a bit and I found this by accident. I didn’t even notice that I was nominated! Opps!
    I will just add this award to my “to do”-list and get to it sometime next month or so.. I mean, there is no rush now, hehe. Oh boy.. all these awards and challenges waiting for me, I will get to each and every one, that’s for sure, but the only thing uncertain is WHEN…
    Don’t give up hope on me yet unbolt, I know I can do this.. I know I can beat this procrastination, ONE DAY! ❤

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    • Aww… my poor friend 😛
      LOL! Don’t worry, OK? (I have a row ‘to do’ awards and challenges too… I guess about 15-20… the first one is dated ’28 Jan’) 😯
      ONE DAY… I will! I’m an optimist! 😀

      Like

  2. I was wondering of your name …and its Tatiana ! …seriously if my son Ted was a baby girl , this would have been her name too … Xxx…p.s. This thread was so funny to follow especially knowing a few of them thru WordPress …

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    • Awww… I’m glad that you liked my name ❤

      I remember how I giggled when I read one of my comments 'I cannot make out whether its a girl name or boy name. I am new to this name. Would prefer TIA (for girl name) TAT (boy name) if you are okay'.
      You know… Hallelujah!
      Ted, what a beautiful name! Is it the full or short variant?
      Oh… my comments section 😛 That's why I recommend to pay attention on it on my main page. Sometimes we make hellish funny mess here! 😀

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    • I’m new to meg too ( birth name Peggy , which never seemed to fit ). …Ted is his full birth name …on Valentine’s Day he loved it as all the girls showered him with “Teddy Bears ” …he is 32 now but it still happens ! Lol

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    • Peggy! Such a wonderful name ❤

      Peggy O'Neil is a girl who could steal any heart
      Any where, any time
      And I'll put you wise how you'll recognize
      This wonderful girl of mine

      If her eyes are blue as skies, that's Peggy O'Neil
      If she's smiling all the while, that's Peggy O'Neil
      If she walks like a sly little rogue
      If she talks with a cute little brogue
      Sweet personality full of rascality
      That's Peggy O'Neil
      ❤ ❤ ❤

      I've read that a name has own energy and can affect the character and even the fate of its owner. Changing of the name can change the life… Do you feel something similar?

      Teddy Bears! Wow! It was my first thought! 😛

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    • Thank you, Meg ❤

      I'm happy that my chest cracked up… because this blissful crashing led me to WP. I met my incredible friends here – Pepper, Tony… Ry, my brilliant genial editor ❤
      I met you, John… Thank you!

      Xxx With love, Tatiana aka Unbolt

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  3. lol Awesome! At first I was like… wait, I didn’t edit this second part!

    Here’s a funny video, that sort of goes with the howitzer. 😛

    Speaking of howitzers, I got a game on sale for $10 the other day on Steam, an online shop, called Valkyrie Chronicles, that will allow me to use howitzers. Haven’t played it yet, but when I was young, my father was in the military, and I really his strategy war games with toy soldiers.

    I also recently saw the movie The Interview that caused a lot of controversy in the news, that involved a Howitzer. It was so funny, in it…

    *****Spoiler Alert*****

    …the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un gets blown up by a tank!

    *****End Spoiler Alert****

    Anyways, great post Unbolt 🙂

    Ry

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    • Awww… Thank you, my dearest Cheshire Cat!

      (I was writing a letter for you… but your comment made my task more easy!)

      ‘My dear Ry! I would be happy to let you know about your nomination… but your ‘like’ was ahead my letter 😉 So, it’s only my humble request. Do you remember the video that you suggested for my post ‘a Circus, Part #1′? Unfortunately, it stayed on your blog and sank into oblivion with your history 😦 I would love to put it as an addition to my post!’

      Yes, you didn’t edit the second part 😛 Hmm…
      A lot of mistakes? Yes? 😦
      Feel free! Let me know about them 😛

      Aww… my dear secret guest… a smile without a cat…
      ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • I remember it! Here you go:

      There was at least one mistake, but I’m not a member of the Grammar Gestapo, and it didn’t bother me. If you really want me to edit the second part, I wouldn’t mind, but believe it or not, sometimes a little broken English adds a nice zing to your personality! I think I mentioned this to you once, but sometimes on American TV, writers will deliberately have people with Russian accents speak imperfect English to give the characters more depth. It’s interesting to me, to read imperfect English, not unpleasant. You were understandable. It adds an interesting layer to you as a friend, though if it bothers you, I’ll proofread it. I think it makes you more fun sometimes, to be honest. Not everyone has a friend with your nationality, and it adds a sense of uniqueness to you. Not that you aren’t unique other ways, but it’s kind of cool. You obviously have a brilliant mind, so it doesn’t make you look ignorant, it makes you more immediately interesting to talk to. I doubt I’m the only one who thinks that too!

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    • AAAAAAAAAAAAA!
      Thank you!!!!
      I love, love, love this song and I was really despaired when I realized that I can’t find it!! Ry, thank you!

      And… your comment made me feel very special ❤
      Mistakes? Hell with them! It's my distinctive feature! 😀

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  4. My Dearest Hatter, WOW! Another most brilliant Award Acceptance Post! How in the world are you able to be continuously so clever? Hum, I must have “secret recipe”, immediately! Otherwise I will have to notify the NWO of unfair cleverness practices! Congratulations, always the most well deserved! And a special “Thank You” for the recognition!

    Yours,
    Alice ♥

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    • Рецепт? Ничего сложного!

      Белый дрок и бересклет.
      Горсть песка с обрыва.
      Вереск, зяблика скелет.
      Гной из-под нарыва…

      Снова дрок и бересклет.
      Три пера орлиных…
      Ацетон, кефир, паркет.
      Две розги недлинных!

      😛

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    • Ha! Yes, NWO Policies and Procedures state, “ingredients must be provided to said recipients”. NWO wants everyone dependent, always! That way the “volunteers” will be compliant, just for the sane sake of being compliant. Creating the mental fabric of “what is”, The NWO Orders will be followed without hesitation, even the wearing of the EOSFAs. We here at the NOW are so very blessed, yes?

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    • Sir Tony, NWO’s loyal double-crossing double crosser, please don’t worry as PP Manual states, you must be provided with all ingredients, package is on way to you as we speak. Never mind the “Two rods rather short”, must make the best of it! Lucky for you we always have last option, of last breath waiting in the wings. You can let us know here at the NWO when you are ready for this! We are very caring and always want what is best for our volunteers!

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    • Sir Tony, your enthusiasm is overwhelming, we have just completed our illegal paperwork for the patent for our “Push-Up Device”, we would greatly appreciate if you would also volunteer for this project as well, we can reward you with chocolate. Do find the laboratory chocolate to be addictive? Oh I hope so, just another one of our pet projects. And how are the teeth? Still have three? Be sure to let us know if you lose another, as that you disqualify you from the Dental Plan offered by the NWO. And lastly, how are the “Scabies Baby”?

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    • Pepper, I have a feeling that you’ll be the one giving orders here. I await your instructions on bended knee, with my head lowered out of respect. (And a wee bit of awestruckness. Is that even a word?) 😛

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    • Illegal? My, how… I don’t know. I’m slightly worried on that score. However, I am so intrigued by this “Push-Up Device” you speak of that I am willing to overlook anything that might be slightly illegal. Your laboratory chocolate, so help me God, is VERY addictive. I have five teeth left, so perhaps I’m a bit overqualified to eat your chocolate? And as for the scabies… bay-bee, I’m HOT to TROT, scabies and all! (Everyone please love my scabies!)

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    • We here at the NWO find that the chocolate is a great tool on the tool box for taking over the minds of our volunteers, we don’t have to use the dreaded Tasers, skin is precious, and we want no blemishes. Good five, well that will for sure change, keep eating chocolate rations provided. Did you have to wait long in line for your rations today? We are very conservative here at the NWO, we feel a daily package is better, that way we are not frivolous if we lose a volunteer, daily is much better than weekly rations. Lab techs are ready to harvest more scabies, let’s schedule you for tomorrow, yes?

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    • I am quivering in anticipation at the thought of your cold, clinical ministrations upon my person. For sweet, glorious chocolate I am willing to do anything. Anything! Read my lips. EN-EEE-THING! Shall I lay myself on the rack now? 😀

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    • Here at the NWO, we will be perfecting our height enhancements next month, so we will invite you to be the first on the rack, will you please hold a date open for this procedure. We will however provide you now with the jumpsuit which is made from the same radioactive material, whoops “fabric” as the EOSFAs. So you will feel relatively no pain during the heightening experience. Sounds divine, yes?

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    • Oh my! I cannot wait to be stretched beyond my normal limits! Please do let me know as soon as that rack becomes available! I want to feel its harsh surface against my back. It’s the only thing that makes me feel truly alive. (Other than chocolate and scabies.) 😛

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    • Oh, we at the NWO have a much better program for you then, since you want to feel truly alive, and live the dream. We have been working on “The Sandwich Bed of Nails”, sound good? But better yet, we have Marching Band practice on top while you are in bed, you like?

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    • Sir Tony, no need for gentle, we do no not touch, just inspect, and from what I see, I’m afraid that you will need to double up, hum why is this not working for you? Directive, two pair of EOSFAs for you to be worn at the same time. Please advise us if you have any difficulty breathing, or with your vision.

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    • “Oh, we at the NWO have a much better program for you then, since you want to feel truly alive, and live the dream. We have been working on “The Sandwich Bed of Nails”, sound good? But better yet, we have Marching Band practice on top while you are in bed, you like?”
      OMG! I’m crying tears of joy right now! Please, throw me on “The Sandwich Bed of Nails” NOW! I want to feel every one of those pointy things penetrating my skin RIGHT NOW! The sexstacy! (Erm, I meant ecstasy. Whoops.) Don’t skimp on the size of the marching band, please!

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    • (OMG ILMFAO! I’m in tears.) Well, Sir Tony, per your request we could set you up right now, and we do have Mo-Mo the two year old elephant, she is very cooperative and will sit still for hours, would that please you? She could nap atop “The Sandwich Bed of Nails”, remember here at the NWO we aim to please all of our volunteers.

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    • “Sir Tony, no need for gentle, we do no not touch, just inspect, and from what I see, I’m afraid that you will need to double up, hum why is this not working for you? Directive, two pair of EOSFAs for you to be worn at the same time. Please advise us if you have any difficulty breathing, or with your vision.”
      I shall do as I’m commanded. Two EOSFAS then. Should I take them with a glass of water after meals? OH, hang on… I’m meant to WEAR them. Silly me…

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    • “(OMG ILMFAO! I’m in tears.) Well, Sir Tony, per your request we could set you up right now, and we do have Mo-Mo the two year old elephant, she is very cooperative and will sit still for hours, would that please you? She could nap atop “The Sandwich Bed of Nails”, remember here at the NWO we aim to please all of our volunteers.”
      Could you ensure that she wears a tutu while she does this? (I have a thing for tutus.) And please, she must sleep for at least eight hours. That would be lovely, thanks! (Ah, so blissful!) 😛

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  5. This is awesome! And, can you imagine my surprise when I realised that it was a beautifully clever nomination, I think?
    Ha! It certainly did take me by surprise. I look forward to the challenge.
    Thank you
    HG

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