Creative Writing

Balloon Children


We didn’t object to being sent to her house.

Her front door had a silhouette of a woman holding balloon strings and floating. Her 100_1554house was pristine, not a child’s environment. She ushered us toward a door that had a silhouette of children holding balloons and floating.

“Off we go,” she said as she opened the door to reveal a hallway with no floor and a ceiling layered with balloons! Beyond the hallway was blue sky and wispy clouds. Startled, we watched her step into the air holding the balloon string. She was floating out to the open sky.


By Shari Marshall – 2018

Written in response to March 8, 2018, prompt by Carrot Ranch Literary Community: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a balloon.

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