The morning of the Balloon Fiesta dawned bright and clear; before long dozens of huge, colorful balloons were inflated and beginning to lift off. The crowd below watched the spectacle in awe as balloon rose slowly, caught the current and drifted across the sky. The Fiesta included several challenges for the balloonists, and competition was stiff for the heavy prize purse being offered. No one on the ground knew what happened as the balloons jostled for position and frequently bumped against one another. They didn't see Jonas' outstretched hand with the knife blade extended just beyond, but they screamed in horror as one of the lead balloons ripped wide open and the balloon plummeted downward, it's basket smashing to pieces on the ground.*~*~*~*~*~*~
I'm linking up with Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction
where the writing prompt this week is "festival"