100 words

Midway, Canadian National Exhibition:
Stroller pushers and sticky handed candy floss flossers.

Ring toss tossers,
Swing the hammer swingers.

Show-off muscle builders, and
“Try again to win the giant Panda for your pretty gal” geezers.
The spin-around-ride riders and the roller coaster fanatic-ers: 
the first time and next time and “never again”ers.
The “Guess your weight” guessers and the “Don’t you dare” darers,

The bump into-ers and the “Watch it!” accusers.

The tummy aching throwing-up-ers
Cry-baby mommy worriers,

and the “going home now” goers,

The let go of balloon losers.
And

The big, red balloon
as it gracefully

 floats away.

3 thoughts on “100 words

    • You are braver than I am if you go; I haven’t been in years. I always found the crowds overwhelming.

      This was written for the prompt “lost balloon” for the “musemuggers” community at Livejournal. They post weekly prompts for those of us who suffer from writer’s block. The limit of one hundred words actually helps I find.

      Thanks for commenting!

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