Rotten Rose

Percy Flage was her stage name. Not that she ever stepped foot on an actual stage during her brief career as a therapy clown. Strictly speaking, stages, spotlights, curtains, and everything else used in theatrical productions weren’t part of her performances. Concrete floors, fluorescent lights, beeping medical machines, and extras in the form of nurses […]


They met at the pharmacy next to the theatre—her in a colourful ensemble, him in all black. He was a lighting director on dinner break, in search of a new ballpoint pen, and she was a therapy clown, fresh off a shift at the hospital. If he hadn’t been staring at his phone, he would’ve […]