(The following is my participation in today’s one-word daily prompt: Buddy.)
It was the blue one…always the blue one, and there was only one in the bunch. One blue balloon for one little boy.
The balloon man searched for his next buddy.
He pushed the cart of balloons and watched them all with a curious eye. Children everywhere…the carnival had indeed, proved to be a smorgasbord of easy picking.
“Eeny meeny miny mo…Harry, Timmy or Jimmy Joe… ” He secretly snickered at the rhyme but was careful not to let his excitement show.
He scanned his options searching for his Harry, Timmy or Jimmy Joe. Finally his eyes landed upon the redhead who had strayed from his mom.
Bingo! The winner-thought the balloon man.
He reached for the blue balloon, and handed it to the lost little boy. The boy saw the balloon and reached in the air…
Then in a flash of blue, the boy is whisked away!
Blue lights are flashing everywhere, and the balloon man is sucking dirt from the ground.
The winded officer, on top of the clown, spoke into his shoulder mic, “We Got him! The son-of-a-bitch will kidnap and hurt no more!”
The blue balloon drifted up and away…and then was gone.
“Stay Creepy My Friends”
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(The Blue Balloon was previously published as The Balloon Man at Redhead Reflections)
(Photo borrowed from fineartamerica.com)