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A Hundred Gourds 4:4 September 2015

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Don Miller - USA


Aneurysm


I never did like the carnival. It was the rides; all that spinning and twirling, hairpins holding safety bars. But now it’s the games. I avoid booths where kids throw darts at balloons, or use squirt guns to fill ‘em - “first one that pops; winner every time. . . .”

holding
a balloon
and told
I have 30 seconds
if it bursts



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