Never again #FridayFictioneers

Radha gripped the handle of the contraption as she held her six year old with the other hand.

‘Seat belts?’ Radha asked the attendant.  He pretended to not hear.

Once full,  he flicked a switch to start the roundabout.  Slowly, it came to life.  But,  as it gained momentum,  Radha realized the chair car had no fixed route.  It moved back and forth and sideways and jerked randomly.  She screamed in fear.

Her son was thrilled and shrieked with laughter. Everyone screamed as it gained momentum.

Radha prayed, ‘I will never ever get onto these but God save me today’.

This 100-word story is written for Friday Fictioneers.  Read the other stories here.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Dale says:

    The things mothers will do for their kids…


  2. yarnspinnerr says:

    I said ‘never again’ a long time ago and completely agree with her.


  3. BellyBytes says:

    Gosh ! I hate these wibbly wobbly rides that go up and down and round and round. I completely sympathise with poor Radha


  4. I’ve had times when I felt just like her. Hopefully it wasn’t as bad as she feared. 🙂


  5. Rajlakshmi says:

    Hehehe roller coasters are so much fun… Scary too… But fun 😀


  6. pennygadd51 says:

    That sounds like a very dodgy ride! I hope Radha and her little boy survive.


  7. Poor Radha – I hope she survived the experience!

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  8. Uma C says:

    Haha, Lata, I could well imagine Radha’s plight. I love(d) joy rides like these but of late I notice that my age is catching up and I find myself praying like Radha :-p
    It’s been so long I wrote for Friday Fictioneers!


  9. Iain Kelly says:

    She didn’t even secretly enjoy it? Perhaps not!


  10. Sandra says:

    I know that feeling.


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