What a Ride…


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Greg gazed across the ice-covered river at the winter carnival.

“Heard you and Bev split up.  Again,” Russ said.

“Yeah.  This time for good.”

“That bad, huh?”

Greg nodded. “One minute I’m at the top of the world, enjoying the view and the next down in the dirt.  Round and round…”

“You guys did have fun,” Russ said.

“What a ride, right?  But I’m done.”

Greg answered his cell without thinking, “Yes? Hi Bev. You’re at the Carnival?  Meet you at the Ferris wheel?  Sure, I’ll be there in five minutes.”

Russ laughed. “Back on the ride. Enjoy the view…”


Word count = 100

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44 thoughts on “What a Ride…

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Their relationship has the thrills and bumps of a roller coaster, but a repeating pattern of doing the same over and over of the ferris wheel. Yes, both thrill seekers who gain energy from this type of thing. (It would drain me!)


  1. Dale

    I loved the voices in this, Trent. My first boyfriend was a breakup, makeup thing – like 3-4 times. It’s exhausting. Eventually you just have to try another ride ;-)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think most people tire of it after a couple of runs through, but there are couples that seem to go around and around forever… I agree, though, at some point that nice non-thrill ride should start to appeal. Thanks, Dale.

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  2. pennygadd51

    It’s an addiction, isn’t it? The highs are so high that just the possibility of repeating the delight is enough to keep Greg in thrall to Bev. I sometimes wonder about the extent to which joy and happiness are mutually incompatible.
    I enjoyed the gentle humour of your story. Dammit, I can’t help wishing Greg good luck!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      For some people it is very addictive. And I think they are the same types that the higher they go in the good times, the farther they sink in the bad. Yes, I wish Greg and Bev the best of luck – they’ll need it ;)

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      1. granonine

        Exactly what Terry and I are celebrating for 50 years this June. Some bumps and bruises along the way, some very nice highs. But the lows don’t last, and they never take us so low we can’t recover.

        Look at me, getting all philosophical in my old age :)

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          50 years – that is a great ride. Life is life, so there are always ups and downs and bumps and scrapes, just hopefully not the sort poor Greg in my story is going through ;)

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