The Balloons – Prompt 08-18-2015

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by

The Balloons

written by

Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2015

Johnny lurked by the edge of the fairgrounds. He kept his eye out for the balloon vendor. He counted his change. He didn’t have enough.

Just as he was about to jump out and grab a balloon from the vendor while she was distracted with a large crowd, he saw a little girl walk away with her balloon. Her dad was still putting his money away.

He went to swipe her balloon and run, but the girl screamed when he came near and the dad grabbed his shirt collar.

“Why are you trying to take her balloon?”

Johnny just stood there, miserable. The balloon vendor stepped in.

“Johnny was just trying to get a balloon for his sister. She was injured in an accident and can’t walk. Johnny isn’t a bad boy, but he is a good brother and he didn’t want to disappoint Evie. I am sure he meant no harm.”

The man told the balloon vendor to give Johnny whatever balloon he wanted for Evie and he would pay for it.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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1 Response to The Balloons – Prompt 08-18-2015

  1. What a sweet story! I love the twist that he wasn’t trying to take it for himself but for his sister that is ill. Love it! Thank you for participating in FFfAW Challenge!


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