🗣️ It’s Day 3 of the #TopsyTurvyWhatsMyLine writing challenge! Yesterday Lucie had a strange experience on a ride called the Hell Hole. Today’s dialogue prompt is: “Is he dead?”
Here we go!
“Is he dead?” Tara’s fair eyebrows knitted together in alarm.
“I think he’s sleeping,” Emily replied, touching the man’s shoulder. His snore turned into a snort.
“Who falls asleep on a roller coaster?” Tara asked.
The carnival’s version of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ sat up suddenly. He rubbed his eyes. “Sorry.”
The ladies stepped aside to let him disembark, then took his place in the roller coaster car.
“Templeton’s going to be so ticked at you,” laughed Tara.
“At what point did Mr. Pain-in-the-A become the boss of me?” Emily scowled. “What was his problem anyway?”
Tara shrugged. “Maybe he has carnival issues.”
“Oh, he has issues…” They pulled the padded bars over their shoulders and snapped the harness into the mechanism between their knees. Moments later the man working the ride walked by, yanking on each woman’s bar to make sure they were locked in tight.
“Why do you think they call this coaster Chunder Thunder?” Tara wondered as the car jerked forward…
Sebastian leaned against the railing watching as the roller coaster began its stuttering ascent up the track leading to the first big drop. Emily was with that mouthy blonde bookworm again. But where were the others?
He glanced down at the carnival pass Brown had sent to him, rolling his eyes and shoving it into his back pocket. Leaving the coaster behind, he just avoided a splatter of sick from an overhead car. Unaware, he strolled off through the crowd, looking for a wayward witch.
Ten minutes later…
Tara grimaced, patting Emily’s back as she retched into a trash can several paces past the roller coaster’s exit ramp.
When Emily tried to lift her head, Tara shoved it back down. “Stay put,” she hissed. “The guy from the car behind us is walking by.” Tara tried to act natural as a middle-aged man dabbed vomit off his shirt with a paper towel as he passed.
She pulled Emily up by the hair. “He’s gone. What is with you today?”
Emily wiped her mouth with the back of her hand. “I don’t know. Something I ate? Maybe the chili fries or the corn dog? Whatever it was, it was no match for Chunder Thunder.”
🗣️ Whoops! Maybe that roller coaster ride wasn’t such a good idea after all, eh? 😆
This mini challenge runs from June 21 – 27! Stay tuned as tomorrow the dialogue prompt is: “Why didn’t you tell me you were going to be there?” (Now posted! Click here!)
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What’s This Mean for Door to Door & Bellerose Witchline Characters?
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