Friday Fictioneers’ (http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/) is hosted every week by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. It’s a pretty awesome idea that goes like this: A weekly photograph is posted and the writer is challenged to create a 100-word story or poem inspired by the photo. Post your work on your blog and link it to the Friday Fictioneers’ post where comments and feedback are shared. Give it a shot! This week’s photograph is by Lora Mitchell.
Here’s my attempt this week:
The Ferris Wheel (Memoir)
I sat wedged between Mama and Ray. My feet dangled.
We’d come to Virginia Beach, like a family. It was nighttime, and the carnival lights had pulled me in. “Can we ride?”
Three tickets later, we soared in a salty wind. City lights were our magic carpet.
The carriage stopped at the very top. Ray leaned forward, tipping us, rocking us.
I inhaled, looking up to him, eyes wide.
Ray’s hand tightened on my shoulder. “Don’t be scared; I’ve got you.”
Off to our right, there was a whistle, then a loud boom, and a million sparkles lit up the night.