#99Word Stories; Balloons On a Bumper

The September 12, 2022 story challenge from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch is to: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about balloons on a bumper. Is it a spectacle, an occasion, an eccentricity? Why are the balloons there? Who is involved? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by September 17, 2022.

I find I am led to continue the story of the red convertible.

First, Red Convertible. Second, Swimmingly.

Down the Road by D. Avery

“Should we warn them?”

The giggling newlyweds disappeared into a motel cabin.

“They wouldn’t believe us.” Wheeling his oxygen tank, she followed him into their own cabin before unloading the remaining luggage and supplies from the convertible.

Preparing dinner in the small kitchenette while he dozed, she wondered at all that smiling bride hadn’t been told.

That night she dreamed she was popping the balloons that were tied to the honeymooners’ bumper, one by one. She awoke to rain drops bursting on the cabin’s tin roof. She sighed, realizing she hadn’t put the top up on the red convertible.

Be sure to go to Carrot Ranch to read the complete “Swimmingly” collection from last week. And there’s always the Ranch Yarns with Kid and Pal’s responses HERE.

20 thoughts on “#99Word Stories; Balloons On a Bumper

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