The Circus Monkey's Profile
She is a circus monkey through and through (really, she's a circus chimp but "monkey" has always had a sweeter ring to it, at least to her ears). She was raised in the circus but, a shy and reserved chimp by nature, she never became the star of an act. In fact, her performances were always quite awkward and somewhat clumsy. So awkward, actually, her very appearance on the stage seemed only to pain the audience.
One particularly uncomfortable afternoon show proved to be her last. She'd stumbled out to the ring with her pink hoop in tow, but when she swung it round her narrow chimp hips it merely fell dully to the dirt floor. She tried again and again to get the hoop to mind her, to revolve about her, but it simply would not submit to such a mild monkey. The audience fell silent except for the scuffing of a shoe or the suck of a tooth. No longer able to bear witness to the monkey's mortification,...
- Joined May 22, 2011