balloons round-up 🙂

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Balloons beckon us to childhood and celebrations. Red, white and blue they also remind us of the students who staged a mass protest in response to the mass school shootings in America. We release balloons to acknowledge our own fleeting victories and tragedies.

Writers took to the skies, latex and color with balloons this week. You can expect to read the unexpected.

The following are based on the March 8, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a balloon.


Hope by Kay Kingsley

They knelt at the ocean’s edge determined, pants wet with saltwater, fingers cold and dirty, their hearts mixed fear with excitement. The rock weighted the cord in the sand as small fingers knotted it around a plastic baggie, carefully protecting a written message so clearly hand-printed any teacher would be proud to grade if given the chance. But these…

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