A star performer was missing from the dog and pony show.
“Where’s your trick pony?” the ringmaster asked the head of the equestrian troupe. “The filly that answers questions involving numbers by the tapping of a front hoof.”
“Trixie’s out with tendonitis. Some wiseacre asked her how old Methuselah was.”
John H. Dromey’s short fiction has been published in Mystery Weekly Magazine and over one-hundred-fifty other venues.