Star of the Circuit

Her stage name was Bubbles and she was a veteran of the strip club circuit. As was her tradition, she would perform her famous bubble dance, and it was uncanny how the audience would respond to her moves. With the huge, shimmering bubble seemingly floating above her, her very exotic, erotic, and rather explicit act catapulted her to top billing wherever she appeared. She was a warrior.

But as happens to all of us, Bubbles’ age was starting to show. Her hair was turning grayish. Gravity was taking its toll on some of her more ample assets. And her once limber, flexible body began to falter.

Bubbles had carved out a highly successful career for herself, but she could no longer purport to be the rockstar she had once been. So, with a consciousness that many in her profession lacked, Bubbles gave away her bubble machine, retired from the circuit, and returned to being a housewife and mother — soon to be a grandmother — named Greta Shapiro.

But to this day, her husband, Harry, still calls her Bubbles, and reassures her that no one will ever burst her bubble in his eyes.

Written for these prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (bubbles/carved), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (tradition/explicit), My Vivid Blog (uncanny/warrior), The Daily Spur (audience/veteran), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (floating/consciousness), Word of the Day Challenge (catapult), Weekly Prompts Color Challenge (grayish), and Your Daily Word Prompt (purport).

22 thoughts on “Star of the Circuit

  1. Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris August 6, 2022 / 2:56 pm

    I absolutely love this! So fun and very romantic (is there really a man out there like that??), but also holds so many truths! Thank you for sharing this!! 🛁

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  2. Nancy Richy August 6, 2022 / 5:22 pm

    Excellent! I love this piece!


  3. Nope, Not Pam August 7, 2022 / 12:48 am

    How beautiful, true love 😊

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  4. SueW August 7, 2022 / 1:06 am

    Aw, I love this little story. 🙂

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    • Fandango August 7, 2022 / 11:32 am

      No particular reason. It was just a name that popped into my head. No offense meant to anyone named Greta or Shapiro.

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  5. leigha66 August 9, 2022 / 12:07 pm

    This was really good Fandango. From stardom to housewife, a great tale!

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