Mildred was watching Stanley, her classmate, put on his make-up at Emmett Kelly Clown School.
“You know, Mildred,” he explained, “folk just don’t get it. Perhaps it’s Shakespeare’s fault for having used those clowns as gravediggers in ‘Hamlet’.
“True,” she opined. “Besides that everyone always hides his emotions behind a false face. It’s deliberate deceit. Isn’t that what life is about, though, for good or evil? So much is about impression. ‘Vesti La Giubba’ is a command for one and all.”
They both simply quietly sighed.
Rochelle Wisoff~Fields leads us weekly in Friday Fictioneers, an attempt at a hundred~word story based upon a photograph.
This week’s photo prompt was provided by C.E. Ayr