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.”


21 thoughts 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/


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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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