The Balloons – FFfAW-Week of 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.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring writers

Not my usual creepy stuff today.


About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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1 Response to The Balloons – FFfAW-Week of 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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