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I enjoyed the read, but for such a short "thriller", I think a bit more subtext, layering, or setups would have helped "WOW" the reader at the end, rather than just think, "huh". Since this isn't a dating situation, you could let the "crazy" out of the can a little sooner as well.
Good writing and cool.. a creepy clown in the mirror in a public bathroom set up. I like it.
The dialogue was a bit on the nose.
I like that he said he was scared of clowns and I wanted more of that. I think if you showed more fear of the clown in the bathroom, show his true phobia of clowns like it's an issue in his life, it would add to the story and make the ending stand out as even weirder. I would probably call this a horror myself...
Keep at it!
"Turn that off, our friend has just been killed in a fatal sunlight accident!"....
This was an odd one. Devlin’s initial reaction to seeing a clown in the bathroom staring at him was rather too casual so that I suspected something was up. Their conversation didn’t sound natural, very stilted and just not how people talk, creepy scenario or not. Granted, this makes a little more sense knowing the ending but it also raises those immediate suspicions which is an issue. I think you need to work on those exchange to conceal this more.
The twist of both of them being the same person is weak, cliché and frankly doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. They plot device of “Ah, but it’s all in their head” usually feels lazy to me unless it’s given a thorough and originally angled treatment a la Fight Club. I understand, this is only an 8 page script impossible to get too deep into it but we know nothing about Devlin, he’s portrayed as an average guy, seemingly normal, then bam, you just reveal the fact that he has, not only serious mental issues; but is indiscriminately killing people as well. WTF?
I appreciate you are going for a shock ending but if it’s tacked on solely for that reason without any build up or development within the fabric of the story and character, it’s a problem, feels cheap.
There is the seed of something interesting here but as of now, it’s half baked and needs a lot more consideration and fleshing out, in my opinion. Best of luck with it.