Gerri giggled with delight as the animals paraded by; elephants holding tails in trunks as they ambled, acrobats in sparkling costumes on the backs of trotting ponies, monkeys dancing gaily around clowns. The Ring Masterclapped his hands in the center and all the circus performers froze, even the monkeys. The Master clapped his hands again and Gerri gasped as the monkeys scampered up onto the elephants and sat between the huge ears.
Frank watched as Gerri’s mobile face reflected her delight as the circus progressed. She held her breath as the high flyers swung across the tent, and laughed at the antics of the clowns with the rest of the audience.
On the way back to the car Gerri grabbed his hand, her pudgy little fingers hot and sticky with cotton candy. He tucked her into her car-seat as she yawned.
“We going home now, Daddy?” she asked.
“We’re going on a trip, baby, just sleep and I will wake you when we’re there,” Frank answered. He swept the hair off her forehead as he thought again of the miserable apartment she lived in with her mom. He got in the car and started driving, following the signs to the highway.
So I cheated! This picture is from Priceless Joy for our weekly Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. ( Make sure to check out the other stories this week) I am also using it as my fourth entry in the five days of Five Photos, Five Stories. Plus, went a bit over on words this week, at 204. I am so bad 😉 Today I am challenging John in hopes that he will join us!