Under the Rainbow

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Under the Rainbow

Ron gazed upon the double rainbow with awe and admiration. A strange sensation swept over him, sending a tingle down his spine.
Unlike those who ran away to join the circus, he ran to escape it. His father was a juggler, his mother a trapeze artist.
Finding employment had been difficult. His unruly hair, goofy grin, and oversized feet proved to be unwelcome liabilities in the job market.
Sitting in the lobby with a dozen other applicants, Ron cast a wish upon the rainbows. The sky began to clear.
“Mr. McDonald,” said the receptionist, “Mr. Kroc will see you now.”

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21 Comments on “Under the Rainbow

  1. Brilliant. Loved the last line. This one had me laughing at the end.Here's minehttp://tollykitsjourney.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/rainbows-fridayfictioneers-flashfiction/

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  2. The golden arches, of course 🙂 After reading the comments I'm not sure everyone knows Ray Kroc was the man who made McDonalds a worldwide enterprise.

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  3. Ahh! Ronald! How creative! I love it! Great job! Here's minehttp://cowpasturechronicles.blogspot.com/2012/05/safe-haven.html

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  4. Hi Russell,Great concept, a reverse running-away-with-the-circus story. I'm still chuckling. You have a wild sense of humor, my friend. Thanks for reading and commenting on mine and on the piece if wrote about visiting. Appreciate it.Ron

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  5. I laughed and loved it so much, I went back to read it again. That last punch line was a hoot. I feel sorry for the readers who aren't familiar with the McDonald and Ray Kroc history. And to reverse the circus story…so clever. Here's mine:www.triplemoonstar.blogspot.com

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  6. Your post are always funny. This one was hilarious. Thank you so much for sharing this origin story.Wakefieldhttp://www.wakefieldmahon.com/1/post/2012/05/light-supremacy-friday-fictioneers.html

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  7. Dear Russell,I am in awe of your ability to weave laughter from whatever thread you are given. This has me smiling and that's a good thing. Sorry to arrive late. You are one of the ones I will not miss or skip or forget. Aloha,Doug

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