Big Chill Victim #237:
Former trapeze artist Ingeborg Fenstermacher
This just in from Germany –
An entire troupe of flea circus performers has been wiped out in one go, thanks to the unseasonably cold temperatures that has gripped the nation.
Director Robert Birk was stunned when he opened the circus transport box last week. Apparently, his entire cast of 300 had knocked ‘em dead for the very last time... as they were, in fact, all dead.
But as they say in the biz— the show must go on. So Mr. Birk wasted no time grieving and immediately scrambled to find and train a new ensemble.
Remarkably, a nearby university was able to provide 50 fleas in time for their weekend show.
So far the institution of higher learning has remained mum about the exact location of their secret flea stash…
Curious minds want to know.
PROMPT: I'm sure you're itching to work this stranger truth into a great piece of fiction! Write from the perspective of the struggling flea circus director, or perhaps the even odder angle of the university professor who just so happens to have 50 fleas to spare for the cause.