The Ringmaster’s Son
Returns for His Father’s Burial

by Bob Thurber

He showed up late, driving a clown car painted like a rainbow. He repeatedly blared the horn, which sounded like an elephant trumpeting. Twenty passengers climbed out, none in makeup, none in costumes. They stumbled out and lined up, standing straight as soldiers, looking like regular people come to mourn.

Bob Thurber is the author of six books, including Paperboy: A Dysfunctional Novel. Over the years his work has received a long list of awards and honors, appeared in Esquire and other notable publications, and been included in over 60 anthologies. Selections have been utilized as teaching tools in schools and universities throughout the world. Bob resides in Massachusetts. He is legally blind. For more info, visit: