Blew It Up

A picture of a balloon seller at a carnival
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The balloon seller, walked down his usual paths, selling his wares, in his usual way:

Get these balloons for all the good children
And not for those, who break stuff and away run.
Come ye. Come all. Get these balloons from me
and gift it to your boys and girls who have a good story

And his usual way, unfortunately for the parents, was alongside schools and parks. On hearing his song, children would look at their parents for a judgement of behaviour. And in order to pacify them, the fathers and mothers would buy balloons for their children.

The son of the balloon maker, who walked alongside with the entrepreneur, looked up at his father, hoping that at least today, he had behaved good enough to get a balloon for himself.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Week (Aug 18 – Aug 24, 2015) – 132 words.

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16 thoughts on “Blew It Up”

  1. I really like this! My heart goes out to the little boy who hopes he deserves a balloon. The balloon barker is following the same rules himself on giving a balloon only to those children that deserve it. Great story! Thank you for participating in FFfAW challenge!

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  2. While the balloon sellers wants to make most of his sales rather sell everything, the little boy wishes for an unsold one. My heart goes out for the little kid. I would have bought one and gifted it to the kid.

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