MANA 2017 SHORT STORY CONTEST 1ST PLACE WINNER: "DAISY" by JENNY HARP

To read MANA's announcement of its Short Story Contest winners, go HERE.


Daisy stared up at the booth and breathed in the smell of funnel cakes and excitement. She just had to win first prize. The Ferris Wheel whirred.

"Step right up, step right up. Shoot all ten ducks in a row," said the juggling carnival worker. 

A boy stepped up. He shot and 1,2,3,4,5 ducks flapped down but he missed 6,7,8,9 and 10.

The crowd clapped.

A teenager stepped up. She shot and 1,2,3,4,5,6 ducks flapped down but she missed 7,8,9 and 10.

The crowd cheered.

A mother stepped up. She shot and 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 ducks flapped down but she missed 8,9, and 10. 

The crowd whistled.

A father stepped up. He shot and 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 ducks flapped down but he missed 9 and 10. 

The crowd hooted.

A fireman stepped up. He shot and 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 ducks flapped down but he missed the 10.

The crowd applauded.

Daisy stepped up and the carnival guy continued,

"Step right up, step right up. Get all ten ducks and claim your prize!"

"Here I am," she shouted.

"Hello, hello, hello," he said. "I didn't see you way down there."

Daisy stretched up on tippy-toes and tapped her money on the counter.


To be continued

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