10 July 2012

Two Weirdos Are Here to See You - A Bit of Short Fiction

This is an ongoing blog fiction story. Catch up on what has happened so far by clicking this link!

"So this is the place?" Marco asked Figuro who was starting to get on his last nerve. For the past hour he kept making motorcycle noises as they were driving. If he didn't need Figuro to get these two people back to their regular time and place, he would have elbowed him in the neck again and threw him out of the car.

"Bpthpthpthpthpthpth...huh? Oh, yah. This is it." Figuro said. He hopped out of the car first. Marco turned off the vehicle and got out as well.

"Halt! Who goes there!"

Figuro stopped. He grinned at the opportunity to cause even more trouble and froze in place like the cops were after him.

Marco squinted around the house to find the origin of the voice and found a little boy about the age of eight in the front yard. Marco grimaced andd shoved past Figuro who was miming an invisible box around him.

"Young man, do you happen to know a Brenda and a --" Marco looked at the slip of paper for the other name. "Becky?"

The little boy stood up from the behind the bushes. "Hey, you ruined my game of warship." He grumbled as he got away from the bushes and stepped through the front door.

"Becky! Two weirdos are here to see you!"

Figuro stopped his mime act. "Weirdos?"

Marco shrugged as he walked towards the porch. "The kid speaks the truth." A glimmer of light in the corner of his eye distracted Marco for a second. At the corner of the street the sun shone down on them, casting a brilliant rainbow over their heads. "Now that's a picture that belongs in a gallery. You know? Maybe this is all a sign that things will turn around for us Figuro..."

"Doubt it. They'll be pretty pissed. Probably frothing at the mouth at this point. We’re the sole purpose that their stuck in the past.”

“Foaming at the mouth.” Marco corrected.

"Who are you?” 

Marco turned away from the sight created by the sunlight and faced the origin of the voice. Standing in the doorway was a young girl of about 11 years old next to a girl who looked like she was in her twenties.

Figuro stepped towards them and stuck out his hand. “Nice to meet you. My name is Figuro the Magician and this is my assistant Marco. Um, I have a bit, ah, some explaining to do.” 

If you enjoyed this and want to join in on the writing prompt, make sure to come by tomorrow!


  1. Figuro is a blast as a character. Poor Marco, though. Having two frustrated women to face down cannot be fun for him.

    1. Definitely not! They will surely be pissed!! :)

  2. Great characters! The story seems interesting, and you manage to hold the readers attention. Interested to see where the story goes. Take care!

    1. Thanks Lena! I'm so glad you liked it!


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