Which Way To The Circus?
By Donna L Martin
Puss n Boots traveled for quite some time when he finally caught up to the silly baboon who knew who had stolen his hat. He knew someone in the circus took it, but who? Bowwing low with a courtly gesture, the fastidious feline smoothed his fur first before addressing the jungle creature standing before him.
"Oh, kind and honorable sir! I have traveled far and wide in search of my bespangled chapeau. I was told I might find it here. Pray tell me where I might find yon hippodrome?"
The baboon took one look at the fancy dressed cat without a hat and laughed. Nudging his friend, the elephant, the baboon said, "Hey, Jumbo, take a look at that character. Who ever saw such a fancy dressed cat outside of the circus?"
Jumbo nodded his head and flapped his ears as he laughed. "You're right, Bobo. I ain't seen a sight like him since we had those traveling tigers the boss dressed up in funny clothes to dance around for the people."
Puss n Boots could see he was getting nowhere fast with these two, so he tried again, "I was wondering if you fine fellows could point me in the direction of the circus that's come to town?"
Bobo hopped up and down with excitement before replying, "Well, why didn't you say so in the first place, matey? The circus is that a way!"
Puss n Boots tried to remain calm. "And would you know if a certain black panther would be performing at said circus?"
"I should hope to think I would," said Jumbo as he gave his head another mighty shake. "Brunetta performs just before we do!"
With another courtly bow and a fond farewell, Puss n Boots strode off in the direction of the circus. He hoped he wasn't too late for his dance with that devil cat, Brunetta.
*Now it's your turn. What happens next? Does Puss n Boots run into Brunette? Does he get his hat back? Join in the fun with a sentence or a paragraph. You don't have to run with my flash fiction...if someone else comments and you want to add to their story, then go for it. Let's see where this picture prompt takes us!***