Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Ferris Wheel

Another win at Pictures, Poetry and Prose. I'm gonna quit my job and write full time. I'm really liking this! Oh, calm down, TH. I was kidding.

Our inspiration was a fabulous picture of a ferris wheel by Highlander, with the suggested prompt: It happened on the ferris wheel.

My submission:

Mary Sue sat alone in the seat. Waiting. "Single rider!" shouted the Carney. She could feel the heat rise in her cheeks. Just put the bar down and go, she prayed. All she wanted was a ride on the ferris wheel. To see the pretty lights from the top. Feel the sway of the chair.

"Right here," came a voice. It was Billy Wilson. He sat down next to Mary Sue and pulled the bar down, trapping them together. She lowered her eyes and glanced over at him through her lashes. Billy grinned. "I've been watching you," he said, "waiting for the right time to say something." Her heart skipped a little. "Really?" He nodded.

The wheel began to turn slowly, then faster and faster. As the chair rocked back and forth, they talked. About nothing. About everything.

“So when did you know?”

Mary Sue shook herself, grudgingly came back to reality. “What?”

“When did you fall in love with Grandpa? How did it happen?”

Mary Sue smiled wistfully at her granddaughter, as she stirred the cake mix. “It happened on the ferris wheel.”


marathoner81 said...

Aw...so sweet. I love this one!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

That is super sweet! Nice!

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

Oohhhhh, that was really good!

lady fairchilde said...

Very "How To Make An American Quilt"!

You are too talented for ... words!

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Sweeter than the cake mix!

Dan Felstead said...

Crazy Mo...Congrats! on a great win at PPP. Well deserved and Lady Fairchilde summed it up beautifully...if you haven't seen "How to make an American Quilt" be sure to rent it...beautiful movie and she is right...your story harkens back to those times.


Crazy Mo said...

Aw, shucks, everyone. I really wanted to go to Carlton University in Ottawa and write. But funds didn't allow and, well, you know how it goes. But I'm really getting inspired. I may take a creative writing course. Who knows.

And Lady Fairchilde and Dan Felstead ... I'm going to rent How to Make an American Quilt. I've never seen it, but you've both piqued my interest.

Anonymous said...

Well why not write full-time, doing the very thing you love to do? You certainly have a way with words. I love your story. I have read it on PPP. I'm kinda shy about commenting, sorry for not doing it during that time. However, I was intrigued by your writing. Congratulations on your win :) Keep writing and thanks for stopping by my blog. I truly appreciate your wonderful words.

Many blessings.