Good Morning Folks,
I am the middle child in our crossover Lil Anchor’s blog short stories tour. I hope you enjoy my story. Read the story and join me for games later at the Anchor Group Halloween Funhouse Event.
Flying with Ease
James was on holiday back in the states. His parents dragged him to a circus. All he could think of was how much he missed his dear friends at home. He sluggishly walked to the kid’s tent and looked in. What he saw was quite a sight. Three pretty girls dressed in pink, screeching and awing over some ballerina bears. While James watched the spectacle unfold, his thoughts traveled to his friends at home in Iceland. Oh the screeching he would hear if Matt the dragon and Syvok appeared. James looked again then jumped on the carousel. His stone necklace was all aglow. How strange! His stone was warm and was glowing which usually meant Matt and Syvok were near. He waved to the girls and dancing bears. The carousel spun in circles and started to twirl faster and faster. All of a sudden they were all swirling in the air above the carousal. He was spinning faster and screaming in fear. As they reached the top of the big tent, he covered his ears with his hands to deaden the high pitched screech of the girls. They all seemed to come to a stop and he reached out to grab the top of the tent. He could not reach it. All was quiet as he looked to the ground. Why this was it, he was sure, he would be a heap on the ground all covered in pink. What a horrible way to end, he was sure. He closed his eyes in fear, when all of a sudden something grabbed the back of his shirt. His stomach groaned as he hit the top of the striped tent and girls were screeching again. He opened eyes to a wonderful sight. He saw the blue blur of Matt the dragon. Matt caught him has he began to fall and Syvok was there to help grab the girls. Matt zoomed around with all of us in tow before gently landing next to the carousel. The girls and bears jumped off to watch the show as Matt hopped one, two, and three back in the air. He zoomed all through the tent gliding by the girls and they smiled and giggled with glee. The three bears danced away and jumped on the still hidden carousel again. Matt, the glittering blue dragon, flew up and Syvok, my fairy friend, was tossing his fairy dust. It was quite the sight. He jumped off of Matt and grabbed the swinging trapeze. Matt flies around again. Syvok grabbed James’s arms. They were swinging back and forth above the carousel. It was so much fun. James came up to the platform and jumped off, waiting for Syvok to swing back. The girls were laughing and squealing with joy. Syvok swung back and had his arms held out. James was ready to jump and swing some more. James heard “Jump!” and jump he did. He was swinging through the air. Syvok said “Trust me! We are going to give them the greatest show on earth.”
He flipped me and let go of my arms. James heard the sweet laughter of Matt, the blue dragon, as he landed perfectly on his back. James grabbed the rope around Matt’s neck. He stood tall and waved as Matt flapped his wings and flew in circles. James looked over and Syvok was standing on the swing. He jumped off and was a green blur as he did a triple spin. Matt said hold on and they zoomed like a blue missile towards the green spinning haze. Syvok missed, of course. James turned to look behind and he was bouncing up and down holding on to Matt’s tail. James laughed so hard his stomach hurt. Matt flipped his tail as Syvok landed behind James. Matt the dragon flew to the ground and James jumped to safety. He took off in a blue blur up to the center of the tent and tipped his wings to say good night. ”
Have a grand holiday James”, bellowed Matt. Syvok tossed up his glittering fairy dust and off they went, out to the new center opening of the tent. James and the girls watched as the dust floated down and sparkled around.
James heard him say, “Syvok and I must leave, so jump back on the magic carousel, it will spin and spin, and there will be a surprise again.”
The End or is it……. Check out Cindy’s Springsteen’s Post Monday on her blog for the finale.
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A huge thank you to Ruthi Kight for helping with last minute much needed edits. Check out what is happening on her FB page at R&M Fab Book Reviews. Ruthi and MaryAnn have some fun stuff going on their page, blog and spooktacular party event
As always Enjoy the adventure, WB
Wendy Nystrom’s, Recently published her short story New Moon Brethren Blaze- Changeling in the Anthology “Paranormal Gone Awry” Available on Amazon.
Her Kids Book “James Saves the Moon” will be released in November.
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