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Proven Innocent

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Proven Innocent

The cops had everything about the kidnapping of Joey wrong. Their prime suspect, Scooter the Clown was a well known children’s entertainer in town. He performed at parties, like Joey’s all the time.

At the precinct I am an insignificant ant flailing for the attention of titans. Finally, a cop turns to me and says, “Are you lost little boy?” On cue, my silence held no longer.

“The balloons with the ransom note, they were filled with helium right?” I asked. “Scooter never had a helium tank there that day. He blew everything up by hand. Check his truck and you will see I am telling the truth.”

The officer smiled and left, only to return 10 minutes later ghost stricken. He got down on his knees and rattled “I don’t know how we missed that kid, but you just did that clown a service. ”
I beamed as I walked home, knowing my hero was safe not ever dreaming he would thank me in person. When I saw him a block from home my jaw dropped.

“Someone’s been a good little detective. I have a special badge for you,” Scooter said.
He reached into his pocket, grabbed a balloon in the shape of a badge and then blew it up in front of me. As soon as I held it’s light floating form, my heart froze.

Without another word, he turned around and started dancing down the street. Pausing only occasionally to put a balloon to his lips, tie it and then release it into the air. As each one drifted into the sky I realized just how wrong all of us were about Scooter.

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4 years ago

I really liked this, it was quite creepy, and it made you wonder what happened after it ended; I’d give it a solid 4.5 out of 5!

You’ll float too…

arez_12 avatar
5 years ago

I don’t really get this one

Hayli Anderson
Hayli Anderson
6 years ago

Wow I didn’t get it at ALL

6 years ago

i am not creepied out good story but … could be more 3/5

ViolentViolet666 avatar
6 years ago

This one is more hilarious to me than. Creepy.. still

Omfi avatar
7 years ago

I don’t get it

Dragonlordmikey avatar
7 years ago

This is why people have to do tests ps amazing story keep writing ignor other haters bye

7 years ago

wow what the

TheCreepLord avatar
7 years ago

And then he found 5 dollars

KiraTheSavior avatar
7 years ago

Wow, a happy ending, that’s new

Fujoshi avatar
7 years ago

At first I thought it was gonna be like Pogo the clown..

HorrorHype avatar
8 years ago

Great job at a horrible story

KiKi1114 avatar
8 years ago

I’m absolutely TERRIFIED of clowns!!!!

8 years ago

So he was blowing helium into the balloon and he was the one hat kidnapped him?


i dont get it the clown breaths helium so he did kidnap the boy and at the end he says how wrong we where about scooter how where they wrong plus does scooter still have the kid

8 years ago

we all float down here

8 years ago

I really like how this story is because it gives you that creepy vibe. When it doesn’t tell you anything else I was pretty sad, but it was nice.

Toxxiclullaby avatar
8 years ago

Its kind of a stretch… I get it, Somehow this clown breathes helium… but seriously? Thats your twist? The clown breathes helium? I mean, its original. Props for coming up with it. but i just feel so “meh” About it.

DemelzaRequiem avatar
8 years ago

I love how this story creates a horrifying effect with such few words. Creating a strong impression in a short work requires skilled writing and creativity. Good job!

SimpleWilson avatar
8 years ago

why a drop off ending? If it’s supposed to be based off of something, I don’t get the reference.