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FF – All the Fun of the Fair

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Roger Bultot.

Copyright Roger Bultot

Drake looked across at the amusement park as he sipped his pint. People roaming, playing the coconuts, visiting the fortune teller… riding the roller coaster.

He would never ride one. Not his kind of thrill. Far too dangerous.

Anything could happen.

He listened to their screams, screams which could change from exhilarated excitement to terror in an instant. At the push of a button.

His finger hovered over the remote’s trigger… trembled… and relaxed.

Not today. He got his thrills holding people’s lives in his palm. Life… or death. Shame for it to end too soon. Later perhaps. Maybe tomorrow…

  1. December 9, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Oo-er. Creepy!


  2. December 9, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Very sinister! Will he, or won’t he push the button……?


  3. December 9, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    They’ll never know how lucky they were that day. I hope he decides to keep on waiting…

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 10, 2020 at 7:07 am

      I’m betting it’ll get the best of him sooner or later…

      Liked by 1 person

  4. December 9, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Dear Ali,

    That sounds like a ride to avoid.




    • December 10, 2020 at 7:13 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      As with all roller coasters if you’re me, but this one particularly!


  5. December 9, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    God decides to come down to earth for the day. Glad his palm remains relaxed for now…


    • December 10, 2020 at 7:19 am

      Lucky for today’s riders, maybe not for tomorrow’s…

      Liked by 1 person

  6. December 10, 2020 at 12:02 am

    I think the thrill for him is that he controls their fate…life or death…he chooses. Very sinister indeed!!


    • December 10, 2020 at 7:24 am

      Yes, he loves that power. I don’t think he’s entirely sane 😮

      Liked by 1 person

  7. December 10, 2020 at 1:26 am

    Very cool. Sinister, but cool. Good job.


  8. December 10, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Sounds like he likes to play god.


    • December 10, 2020 at 7:31 am

      He does indeed. A fickle and capricious one.


  9. December 10, 2020 at 9:58 am

    This was very convincing. Who knows who’s out there, drawing a bead on you as they say.


    • December 10, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      Yes, a pretty chilling thought.


  10. December 10, 2020 at 10:06 am

    I’m sure such perverts exist, who get a thrill and false sense of power from killing people. Very chilling!


    • December 10, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      It’s best not to think of such things I reckon. I’d be too scared to go out 😦


  11. December 10, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Maybe tomorrow. I hear the possum scouts are taking a field trip to the park….


    • December 10, 2020 at 4:31 pm

      I’m sure scoutmaster Buster will keep them safe…


  12. December 10, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    I wonder if he really has the power to destroy or just thinks he has. There’s a lot of that going around these days. He wouldn’t be related somehow to our president, would he? 😀 Suzanne


    • December 10, 2020 at 4:33 pm

      Who, my story’s psychopath, Drake Trump? No, I don’t think so… 😉


  13. December 10, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Yikes. A lonely old man will never seem the same to me again!

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 11, 2020 at 8:04 am

      Who knows what’s really going through their minds… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  14. December 10, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Just as I was thinking what a nice old fella he sounded it all changed. Hopefully, it’s only in his mind.

    My story!


    • December 11, 2020 at 8:04 am

      He’s a lovely fella, he just has this little eccentricity…

      Liked by 1 person

  15. December 10, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    in a macabre kind of way, he’s getting his thrill. unbeknownst to him, the cops are already on his trail.


  16. December 11, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Oooo the power. I’d say he gets his thrills just fine.


    • December 11, 2020 at 8:06 am

      Let’s hope he keeps it going and never presses the button.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. December 11, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Life is just one big bang to him. Savouring the moment, perhaps when he knows who is on the ride then that will be the day.


  18. December 11, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    One has to savor these things. Once he presses that button, it’s over in a bang.


  19. Lyn
    December 12, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Maybe if he delays long enough, he’ll enjoy the suspense more than the thought of the kill.
    Excellent take on the prompt, D-man 😀


    • December 13, 2020 at 7:21 am

      That’s where he gets his thrill, the power. Maybe he’ll die of old age (or over-excitement) before he presses the button…

      Liked by 1 person

  20. December 12, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    What a horrid idea that someone like him is just sitting there, waiting for the urge…


  21. December 12, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Sheesh. What a creep. Then again, there are others who do the same looking at little boys and girls. As creepy as they come.


    • December 13, 2020 at 7:22 am

      Hopefully someone will notice something is wrong before he presses the button.


  22. December 13, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    The way you create his perspective is well done, feeling a power over innocent people. Creepy and believable.


    • December 13, 2020 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks, creepy indeed. I’m glad you liked it!


  23. December 13, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Nobody should have that much power!


    • December 15, 2020 at 6:17 am

      For sure. Hopefully whatever he planted on the track is a dud.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. December 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Great story. A strong sense of character and voice.


  25. December 20, 2020 at 2:03 am

    In Morocco people kept saying hurry kills… It’s rarely been more obvious.


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