22 Jul 2013

#MondayMixer The Carousel

This weeks #MondayMixer....press play then read on...



The Carousel


The sun beamed down illuminating the fairground, the metal and plastic shimmering under its gaze, fair goers glistening in the heat and the air thick with the aroma of candyfloss and beef burgers as the cacophony of joyful squeals and dance music drowned out the Wurlitzer.

A siren rang out, a portent to all that the Carousel would soon begin, the young boys and girls standing to natter, faces refulgent in anticipation as they waited for their turn. Clambering aboard, they would surreptitiously lean forward to whisper a name into their horses’ ear as the Wurlitzer rang out. Their imaginations transporting them; racing in the Derby, a country trot, riding their steed into battle as they lived their equestrian dreams.

When it ended, some would reluctantly alight, some would jump down to race to the next ride and some would sit, frozen in time, longing for their adventure to continue.

10 comments:

  1. That was great Kate, so simple yet effective and I am still listening to the fairground music - such a perfect accompaniment!

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    1. Hi Sarah :) thank you! I only wish I could have mentioned fresh donuts - what a smell- yum.

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  2. Loved this, as Sarah says the music accompaniment was perfect, also took me a while to find the words you fit them in so seamlessly, we'll. done :)

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    1. Lol! Thanks Laura. It happened to me too! I lost the words and when I found them I had edited one out and had to add it back in :)

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  3. I love a good story set to music. Brings back some great childhood memories. In particular, I loved the horses that had chariots. Made for some epic gladiator battles.

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    1. Isn't whole life set to music? I always thought that was the only thing decent about Ally McBeal :) Ah! Yes. I may or may not have been drawn to riding in a carriage. Thank you for stopping by again!

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  4. Who doesn't like the fair? I longed to find a carousel horse bearing my name...if I did, I was ecstatic! Lovely piece!

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    1. Oh yes! I hadnt forgotten about those with names on. They were always such pretty names too.

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  5. very well done, could smell the candy floss and burgers! Music was a lovely touch

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