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Cirkus Insanium #4


Lingard joined us at fifteen, after the military sent the wrong guy back from Afghanistan to be his Dad. It looked like his old man, but there wasn't a Dad inside that body.

Three hundred beatings later, Lingard left home, discovered Jesus, then found us.

On Sundays Lingard gets the small tent where he sermonises to anyone that’ll turn up. And when they turn up, they listen then leave happy. Every other day he cleans out the animal cages.

So either way, he says, he’s shovelling shit, cleaning up lives, and still looking for where his old man really went.

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    Horrorshow almost 5 years ago

    For sure, the most meaningful episode in the series to date. Thought provoking and suitably dark. "So either way, he says, he’s shovelling shit" - brilliant.

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Thank you. It's wonderful where the words come from isn't it? If I knew where, though, I'd probably be a millionaire. Or entirely insane. Thanks for commenting Horrorshow.

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