Last month, I told you about Seth’s dealings with one of the hottest, strangest trends of the last year: dget spinners. It’s hard to keep up with all the new trends, as they bubble to the top of the public consciousness, only to die down in time for something else to surge. This month, I’m going to tell you about Seth’s dealings with an even stranger trend that spiked last fall: clown sightings.
In case you missed it, last fall, people started reporting sightings of folks wandering around the street or the woods dressed as evil clowns. Some people were even arrested for making threats or committing robberies while dressed as clowns. By and large, it was treated as a dumb, dark joke taken too far. But to Seth, the clowns couldn’t be less funny.
He saw the news story on TV, and the fear drove him to action. For seven nights in a row, he and a few friends took it upon themselves to protect the neighborhood from these clowns by organizing a clown hunt. They even took a few girls with them one night.
We live in Riverton, which isn’t usually the center of the action when it comes to crime and malice. Nothing came of the hunts. But I’ll always remember how serious he took it. He had the eye of the hunter — especially when he had those girls to protect. In these strange times, it’s good to know he’s ready to take on anything new that pops up.