Lost in a Funhouse

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Image by Donnie Nunley (Creative Commons)

My distorted reflection pauses
as the floor rolls beneath me,
the carnival music
punctuated by gasps.

Around another corner,
the narrow passageway
turns dingy, cluttered,
until I interrupt
two guys, off duty,
sharing a joint.

Who else gets lost in a funhouse?

I set up a Gargleblaster page: 42.

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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18 Responses to Lost in a Funhouse

  1. Jen says:

    This is great! I love the imagery. Carnivals, funhouses, all that stuff is so creepy!
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  2. Wow, wonderfully visual.
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  3. Jetgirl says:

    Ooh..yes the “floor rolls beneath me”…it really conjures up the feeling of being there. I like this!
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  4. Sue says:

    cleaver and fun – well it is a fun house!
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  5. Karen says:

    Hahaha – me, I get lost in a funhouse.

    This is perfect.
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  6. Nortonmum says:

    Haha, I like this.
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  7. Christine says:

    I’m always a little worried that once I go in I won’t come back out. 🙂 I love the details in this piece – you paint a very vivid picture, from the distorted mirrors to the two scruffy guys in the back. Great job! Thanks for linking up.
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    • Marcy says:

      I got lost in a corn maze one time, too, and did feel like I would never find my way out. My (young at the time) kids finally found me and guided me out. I could tell stories about getting lost every week, I think.

  8. CC says:

    What a FUN post 🙂 Fun houses can be less than fun when you get totally turned around and can’t find the exit out of those dark, dingy passageways!
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  9. Shailaja V says:

    I never guessed that last line, despite it being the title of the piece! Now THAT is clever writing 🙂 Quite scary, but it’s all good in the end. Nice work, Marcy 🙂
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  10. Nice take on the prompt!
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  11. Atreyee says:

    Fun read and scary too but as long as I don’t have to go in there,its great ;-)Cool take Marcy 😀
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  12. Catherine says:

    Haha, love it! Who else indeed.
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  13. Nate says:

    I’m always afraid of getting lost in fun houses and cornfield mazes, so the gasps punctuating the carnival music made this scene come to life. Good stuff yet again, Marcy!
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  14. Juliann says:

    Love the picture and the poem. Especially the last lines.
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