The Magic Swing Carousel

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

“Take a ride on The Magic Swing Carousel,” hawked the ride operator. We handed over our tickets and sat back into the chair. We spun around getting higher and higher off the ground.  We hadn’t been on the chair swing ride since we were young high school sweethearts. “Remember?”  my husband said. I nodded as he held my hand.

Something strange was happening. We were going up and up until…we were floating through a tunnel of stars toward a beautiful light. It felt so loving and peaceful. Welcome home.

My contribution for Friday Fictioneers hosted by the charming Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Interesting image by Ted Strutz. Follow the link to join in.

27 thoughts on “The Magic Swing Carousel

  1. Madeeha

    Realization of an elderly couple makes me smile. Starting with a conversation is good and the climax of something strange and getting higher and higher captivated me 🙂
    May be I’m loosing my concentration today but I can’t understand the meaning of “Welcome home” here 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Well I think you can take it different ways. There can be a religious take on it or going back to the stars…I wanted them to end up somewhere else. The tunnel image is often associated with death. 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Thank You Dan. Well the images cause each person to imagine something and I think it can be based on experiences, beliefs and even other stories one has read. It is kinda cool to me to because I would not have thought I could do this type of writing. 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Thank You! I liked the idea of the Swing Carousel taking people back or forward in time or into another dimension. But I had the characters and had to figure out what they were doing. Ended up with them going on this journey. 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Thank you Renee! I finally realized you go by Renee. 🙂 I know what you mean. I had a bout of vertigo a while back. I don’t think I would like this ride either. 😀 Great you climbed mountains!

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