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Five more short stories-Clowns, magic, murder, and lies

by vampricone6783

*These five short stories are from my “Clowns, magic, murder, and lies” stories. You can also read about the characters mentioned from their origin stories. Gacha Club character designs are on my wall. Enjoy!*

1.Philippa and Nova reminisce falling in love

“Remember when we first met?”

“Yup. You scared the cookies out of me. You pulled me underneath my bed with an insane cackle bubbling from your lips.”


“But then we spoke more…got to know each other…and you proved to be more than some “scary clown.” “

“Yeah. Yes, I know.”

“I love you, Philippa.”

“Love you too.”

2.Philippa got bullied for her eyes


“Look, it’s the red-eyed freak!”

“What else would you expect? Her family comes from the circus. Circus people are freak.”

“I’m glad that I’m normal.”

“I know, right? Who would want to be a freak like her? Look at her stupid red eyes.”

Those were the insults nine year old Philippa had to endure.




3.Why was Philippa born with red eyes?


Why did she have red eyes?

Why was she a clown?

Well, she already knew the answer to the second question. Her parents made her perform in their circus. Last month, actually.

It sure was a lot of thankless work. Some kids even recognized her and picked on her, like always.

Philippa shuddered at the thought of all those disgusting kids…screaming at her…throwing food at her…

Not to mention Lily Morison! Her brand new sibling, getting all the attention. All the love.

Conrad didn’t even talk to her anymore! He just wanted to get out of their house.

It seemed like he didn’t want anything to do with her…

She could feel the tears creeping from her eyes, silently, slowly, and uncontrollable.

He didn’t love her anymore. That was the truth. No one ever did. Not her parents, not her brother, not the people at school and certainly not those kids.

Her throat constricted within her. Her legs sunk into the floor and then-


All over herself.

What was she thinking?! Of course someone loved her!


Her friend since sixth grade!

She loved her!

Maybe Philippa loved her more..but how would she know? How would she know her own feelings? Her mind was in such turmoil it was hard to pinpoint how she felt.

No, she had to get up.

She weakly stood up from the ground and stared at the mirror again.

Her eyes. Redder than before. Her tears and snot, making her look unattractive.

Wipe it all off.

Clowns didn’t cry.

Time to put that smile back on.

It didn’t matter in the end.

4.What happened to her?

“Did you hear?”

“Yes! Mommy told me!”

“She disappeared.”

“Kit the clown? Yeah, I can’t believe it. How could she just disappear?”

“I don’t know.”

“Does anyone know why she disappeared?”

“I just told you, I don’t know! Nobody will tell me!”

“It’s not fair! They should tell us!”

“Maybe we can ask them.”

“Will they listen to us?”

“They will if we make them!”


So eight year olds Terri and Ellie set off to ask their parents about the clown who disappeared.

5.Summer shopping!


“Which dress do you like?” Reagan asked, gesturing to the many different dresses on the rack.

“This one.” Sophia said, pointing to the short violet dress fastened with a bow.

“The violet one?” Reagan asked, just to be sure.

“Yes.” Sophia replied, nodding.

“So you. That’s your favorite color.” Reagan said, taking the dress off the rack and handing it to Sophia. Sophia always picked such wonderful outfits.

Sophia took the dress and walked up to a green one with layers of tulle and poof. The bows were abundant.

“This green one looks nice. Maybe you could wear it.” Sophia said.

Reagan stared at the dress in distaste.

“I don’t know, I feel like a clown would wear that.” Reagan finally said after a long pause.

“Clown? Where did you get that from? That’s so random-“

“I don’t know. I just thought that.”



So what if it looked like something a clown would wear? Did that have to be a bad thing?

She couldn’t tell Reagan that, though. She’d claw her eyes out if Sophia ever said that clowns had style.

*I’m going to explain the fifth story: Sophia is Violet the clown, but before she became a clown. Originally Violet was just an evil monster clown and there was no Reagan around. But someone commented on Violet’s origin story and thought she was a human in her past life. I’ve been thinking of having Violet be a human in her past life, but I don’t know. What are your thoughts?*

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Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:08 pm
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4revgreen wrote a review...

Hi there!

These don't really seem like a collection of short stories but rather one, long disjointed story. It would have been nice for it to all be one connected narrative but these short stories are effective on their own.

Analysis of "Philippa and Nova reminisce falling in love":

Positive Elements:

-This short scene conveys a nice tender moment between Philippa and Nova as they reminisce about their first meeting and express their love for each other.
-The dialogue is very simple and straightforward, effectively conveying the emotions of the characters without confusing the reader.

What could be improved:

-The story is short and is more of just a short random scene than a story. It doesn't provide much context, leaving the reader with limited understanding of the relationship between Philippa and Nova if they haven't read your other stories.
-More depth could be added to the characters and their relationship to provide a more engaging and meaningful moment through more description of emotions and how they feel.

Analysis of "Philippa got bullied for her eyes":

Positive Elements:

-This short scene captures the bullying that Philippa endured, and the harsh toll it took on her self-esteem.
-The dialogue between the bullies accurately depicts the cruelty and insensitivity of some children towards someone they perceive as different, and it is relatable to any readers who were bullied as children, like myself.

What could be improved:

-The scene is abrupt and could benefit from some additional context or a longer narrative to provide more insight into Philippa's character and experiences.
-The scene also seems to lack a clear purpose or resolution, making it feel disconnected from the rest of the short stories.

Analysis of "Why was Philippa born with red eyes?":

Positive Elements:

-This scene captures Philippa's inner turmoil and her struggle with her identity and her place in the world due to her red eyes.
-The description of her emotions and thoughts are relatable and well-crafted.

What could be improved:

-This scene lacks clear some structure and could benefit from some additional context or a longer narrative to provide more insight into Philippa's character and experiences. It seems like an emotional and complex issue for a character so more description and in depth writing would be appropriate.
-The scene also seems to lack a clear purpose or resolution. It seems like a snippet of something larger.

Analysis of "What happened to her?":

Positive Elements:

-The scene effectively conveys the mystery surrounding Philippa's disappearance and the speculation of the children in the story.

What could be improved:

-The scene is short and mostly comprised of dialogue. This is effective but doesn't really explain what happened to Philippa properly.

Analysis of "Summer shopping!":

Positive Elements:

-This scene provides a nice, light and breezy moment in the story. It offers a contrast to the more serious themes explored in the other scenes.
-The interaction between Reagan and Sophia is quite well-written

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Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:30 am
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dragonight9 wrote a review...

Cool short stories.

I was just scrolling through and checking anything that caught my interest but this one actually held my interest.

I was bullied myself (though not that bad) and could really relate to Philippa. Having that one friend you think will be there for you forever is really special. As a character it also gives them so much more impact on the protagonist. I haven't read any of your other works yet but I hope you use her well.

The other story about Violet really peaked my interest as well. I love the trope of monsters being more human on the inside and having someone who doesn't judge them case a change in their life for the better. I also thought you handled the description of their first meeting really well. (A more in depth story about their meeting could be very emotional and could turn out quite hot too)

I also like the idea that clowns could have style. Depending on the culture and time period they could definitely be seen as stylish.

I love how you used spacing to change the impact of the words.

Overall I couldn't really find any corrections or improvements. Great job! :)

I enjoyed the short stories and they wetted my apatite to learn more about these characters.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.
— Maya Angelou