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#CCC155 & Other Challenges 10-27-21 The Ferris Wheel

Walking to the Midway at the carnival this night

Looking overhead at the moon so big and bright

Restless on the way to ride the Ferris wheel of fright

A barker hollers, “Come and play” catching us in flight

We stop in our tracks to try our luck but all of us did fail

Caring not, we run ahead and catch the crowded trail

Getting on at last, we begin the exciting ride to the sky

A better look upon the moon is pleasing to our eye.

It’s what we came for actually

To get the ultimate glance

Because as kids, we realize

This is our very best chance

We have no telescopic lens and

Our stature is so short

To see the moon atop this ride

Was our only vantage point.

And so we saw it, just in time

As wispy clouds moved in

Just as the ride ended

It was covered up again.

So if you’re just a kid like us

And want to see the sight

Of the moon on a clear yet

Somewhat cloudy, spooky, fun-filled night

Go to a carnival or fair

And catch the Ferris wheel

From there you’ll get your wish tonight

It’s really your best deal.

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Writing Prompts

Multiprompt Challenge 10-18-21

A Cautionary Tale

When prowling the cemetery

Late at night

When the moon is high

Big, and bright

Beware of vampires

They really do bite

Especially in New Orleans

In the Garden of Fright

Some of them fancy

Themselves quite a catch

But dont get sucked in

Or they’ll bleed you and watch

Leaving you to wander

The earth like they are

Monsters disguised as a

Handsome rock star.


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Three Things Challenge, 11 June 2018

Today’s Three Things Challenge comes from The Haunted Wordsmith and you can click on her link to find out more.

Here is my story:

Almost Gone

Sarah and Danny were celebrating the fact that they just got a new cat, a rescue of sorts since Sarah found her in her dad’s old boat. As they sat outside one Friday night, listening to music on their back patio, their dogs came through the doggie door as they always did. It was fast approaching midnight, and Sarah was just about to say that she was going in for the night, when Sox, their new kitten, came through the doggie door following the dogs. “That cat is gonna get herself killed if we aren’t watching her every second,” Danny exclaimed. Luckily, the moon was bright, and as Sarah chased the kitten through the back yard, it occured to her that Danny was right. If Sox had made it to the fence, there were holes tiny enough for her to make it through. Then she would have been gone. Now she would have to consider the tough decision to get her declawed or not. Maybe if she trained her right, she would not only potty ouside, but stay in their yard and not run off. Only time would tell.

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