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Three Line Tales, Week 228: Wink

This is a Three Line Tale hosted by Sonya on Only 100 Words. Click the link to learn how to participate.

“Look Mama, that guy is floating!”

“Hush, Clara, don’t speak such nonsense or else everyone will think we are the ‘odd family,’ and we don’t want that, do we? No, we do not,” her mother asked and answered her own question, holding Clara’s hand and whispering in her ear.

Clara risked a final glance behind her and saw the man wink at her just before his feet casually touched the ground.

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Day 28 – Prompt #51: The Magic Balloon (Part 3)

I have a book called Complete the Story and it has 150 interesting writing prompts. I recommend it to anyone who often faces writer’s block. I do one every Tuesday and Friday. This is day 28, and prompt #51 in the book. Below, the red is the initial prompt and the rest is what has happened in previous parts.

Previously…
When you’re the only family living on that side of the mountain, you learn how to keep calm, work hard, and go with the flow. One morning, Mom, up first as usual, walked into the living room and let out a startled, “Oh!” as a hot air balloon landed in our front yard. “Land” is a bit inaccurate, it was more like stumbled and tumbled across the grass. Soon, the whole family was awake, gaping at the strange, empty balloon. Seven-year-old Charlie happily climbed in, and to everyone’s surprise, the basket tipped upright on its own and he began to slowly float away. His family reached up high as they could, but it was no use, and they watched helplessly as Charlie drifted away from their mountain, the only place he’d ever known. Mom and Dad believed it might be old magic that they thought had all been confiscated, and Scarlett knew nothing of this and is very confused. Meanwhile, Charlie was afraid at first, but as he moved higher up into the sky, he realized how amazing it felt, the cool wind on his face. He looked back behind him and saw his mountain, looking smaller than ever as he was slowly-but-steadily drawn apart from it.

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Day 26 – Prompt #51: The Magic Balloon (Part 1)

I have a book called Complete the Story and it has 150 interesting writing prompts. I recommend it to anyone who often faces writer’s block. I am going to try to do one every other day. This is day 26, and prompt #51 in the book. UPDATE: If you read this before, in this spot I said that every part would be 650 words long as a challenge, but I now realize that some days I don’t have as much time, so I’m taking it back.

Prompt: When you’re the only family living on that side of the mountain, you learn how to keep calm, work hard, and go with the flow. One morning, Mom, up first as usual, walked into the living room and let out a startled, “Oh!” as a hot air balloon landed in our front yard. “Land” is a bit inaccurate, it was more like…

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