fun fun fun!

For Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Jamboree.

Last night I went to the Party in the Park, part of my town’s annual carnival week. Today will see the procession wind its way through the streets. On Tuesday I’ll be posting pictures of the entire event!




Closer, louder, closer, louder, and here I am! 

People here, there, everywhere. A thumping beat draws my gaze. A band leaps, yells, carries along a waving crowd.

A smell temps my tastebuds. Sizzling burgers, sugary doughnuts. I grab a beer then mingle.

In the funfair, gaudy machines spin, climb, swoop, soar. Kids laugh, scream. Here ghost train there, there a slide.

The hiss, bang, dazzle, and crackle of fireworks bring the evening to a close. Home beckons. 

Closer, quieter, closer, quieter, and here I am.



30 thoughts on “fun fun fun!

  1. Na'ama Yehuda Jul 30, 2022 / 15:29

    Woohoo for a good time! May I have some cotton candy, a candied apple, and a funnel cake? I promise to eat those AFTER the merry go round … 😉

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  2. Prior... Jul 31, 2022 / 13:37

    You really let us feel the joy of what a local carnival can feel like – and this is why we have them aprons the world eh?
    The community and joy so we can “spin, climb, swoop, soar”

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  3. Bill Jul 31, 2022 / 16:36

    You certainly captured the experience, Keith. Well done.

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  4. Dale Aug 1, 2022 / 13:28

    There is something about a local carnival that beats the standard amusement park. You’ve captured this so brilliantly!

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  5. ~just a thought Aug 1, 2022 / 20:31

    You’ve brought excitement and inspiration to get out have fun with the ultimate prize: home again. A wonderful day!

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