“There must be some way out of here said the joker to the thief…”


– art by Caras Ionut


Yes, yes, I AM aware that I look like an idiot!  I didn’t choose the garb or the flipping unicycle but they were the only things available (except for the playing cards) when I awoke naked and afraid in this strange place.

Oh well, at least the stripes are vertical. And yes, ya jerk I did consider leaving off the hat but its kind cold and it will help keep the chill away. You do see the fog, right?  Is grey and damp and dark here

By the way, it took me hours but I finally broke out of the dungeon. I was fully expecting my abductors to be waiting to pounce but no one was around.

I have no idea where I am but there has to be some way out of here. BUT, just in case I’m using these cards in lieu of breadcrumbs.


~Melanie Thomason

*title line “borrowed” from All Along the Watchtower  by Bob Dylan/ Jimi Hendrix




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13 responses to ““There must be some way out of here said the joker to the thief…”

  1. I like the use of cards in lieu of breadcrumbs. Great response Melanie.

  2. scribblersdip

    I echo Michael’s sentiments – the cards as breadcrumbs is a brilliant switch. And I also like how you used the different card symbols, i.e. ace, spades etc. to break each segment. It works well – and adds another element/dimension to the piece. Each “paragraph” stands alone, but they combine to form a complete story. Great and fun interpretation of the image. 🙂

  3. Nicely tied together. You definently steered away from “too much confusion”

  4. At least the stripes are vertical !!!!! OMG hysterical. Great story. Love it and the picture is amazing.

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