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[Write the Story] Today at the Amusement Park

Posted by reudaly on March 31, 2017 in Writing |

There’s a “time shift” in the dates stories are written in this and the next couple of stories – pages stuck together, but I wanted to keep the notebook in order. So…

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Prompt: Today at the Amusement Park
Words: Ferris wheel, revive, dinosaur, split, disk, assumption, exceed, narrow, snickerdoodle, join

Story
Flynn had no idea how he’d been talked into joining a group to the amusement park. The assumption was that he’d come and here he was munching a snickerdoodle in the Midway.

“Isn’t it great they managed to revive this place?” Diana threw her arms out so widely and so enthusiastically, Flynn thought she’d slip a disk in her back. “It’s the oldest known amusement park in the world.”

“Well, that explains the dinosaur running the Ferris wheel,” Flynn muttered.

“The dinosaur wasn’t at the Ferris wheel, silly, it was in the petting zoo.” Diana bumped him with a narrow elbow. “Come on. I want to go to the 19th Century Freak Show.”

“How is that PC?” Flynn followed Diana through the crowds, keeping a firm grip on her hand. He didn’t want to get split up in this hodgepodge of humanity that seemed to span centuries. He ducked and wove around large hats and wide skirts as well as mini skirts and skinny jeans.

“And we have to do the House of Mirrors.”

Flynn’s head spun with all the smells and sights. He’s swallowed a lot of horror with the oddities in the Freak Show, there was nothing else to call it, but his horror spiked in the House of Mirrors. The number of souls – all of whom he swore he’d seen in the Midway – exceeded his level of comprehension.

“Welcome to the Greatest Show on earth. Now you’re ours.”

Flynn bounced off a hard surface and he was no longer amused.

Word Count: 231
Written 3/10/17 – some pages of the journal stuck together so there are jumps in dates.

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