Dark Clown

“Dark Clown” Copyright © 2010 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.  From the new book, “Madhouse Theater” by Scott Scherr and John Ecko.

What is it about clowns that makes my skin crawl?  Is it their exaggerated facial features, wide girth and oversized feet meant to overwhelm small children?   Perhaps it’s their bright and colorful costumes that if anyone else was caught wearing we would assume they were disturbed?  Or maybe it’s the ruse to hide someone sinister behind all that paint and smiles? Perhaps I’m being ridiculous, or maybe not.  All the same, he who fears the clown is a wise man in my eyes…lol. 



For more poems and tales about creatures that roam the dark places, check out Madhouse Theater.

From the collaborative madness of story teller and poet, Scott Scherr, and visual poet, John Ecko, comes this twisted collection of short stories, poetry, and visual nightmares from the darkest corners of their unbalanced minds. The stage is set, our props have been sharpened and our cast of characters are ready to perform their torture on you, fair reader. Within these pages wait a vast assortment of sickos, maniacs, boogeyman, monsters, myths, ghosts and much, much more. Please, take your seats and welcome to the theater. We hope you enjoy the show…although you’ve been here all along.
Madhouse Theater is now available for purchase.  Please go and check out my new blog to see an expanded preview of what’s inside the Madhouse.


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