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.