Friday, October 5, 2012
Writers from all over the world join MadisonWoods #FridayFictioneers to submit short stories based on a photo prompt. This week's photo is provided by Raina Ng. Below is my 100-word story inspired by Raina's lovely photo. (10/05/12).
~~~~ PRETTY BALLOONS ~~~~
"Mam. The storm has blown over. I'll return the flashlight to the basement and get the ladder to remove those balloons."
"Jake. Return the flashlight. Leave the pretty balloons there."
"That was some sweet sixteen party you gave your grand daughter. A nice celebration. The fuses blowing didn't seem to dampen their spirits one bit."
"No. In fact, it added to the excitement."
"Quite an excitable day. You must be exhausted."
"Yes. Happy to entertain. Happy they're gone."
"Remind you of your own sweet sixteen, mam?
"Never had one. Parties were luxuries. We could not afford luxuries. Not even pretty balloons."