<1>It's dark out on a warm summer night. its 10:30 pm. The bright lights and loud music making the place so alive. People are happy and excited, but might be getting a bit tired.
"I'm having a lot of fun!!" Said Carnee. Hi I'm Carnee. (That's me in the picture.) I'm at a carnival with my Dad and my best friend, Heather. I don't know why my Dad named me Carnee. Have you heard that the people who run rides are carnies? I guess my Dad named me Carnee because I'm fun and happy or something. My mom passed away while giving birth to me... and I'm an only child. So I mean the world to my father. He'll do anything for me. He used to date in the past, but it normally didn't work out. He's good looking and kind and all, but he stopped dating because he thought it affected me, like I was begging for too much attention, and thinking he didn't spend enough time with me, so he stopped, but he's still happy anyways. He doesn't need a woman to be happy. But anyway, I'm here having a good time. We have already been on a bunch of rides and played a few games. But the carnival is open till twelve am so we might as well stick around till then. We're originally from Manitoba, Canada, but we moved to North Dakota, USA.
"Can I go on the zipper?" I ask my Dad.
"Sure, you and Heather go, I'll watch" he replied.
"You sure you don't wanna come?" I ask.
"Go ahead, I'm still a little dizzy from the lat ride! Ha ha, go have fun" he said.
Heather and I go wait in line. Heather is one of my best friends. I don't have many friends. You would think I would be the pretty, sociable one, but I'm not. Most people don't like me because they think I'm too childish and too whiny and too much of a daddy's girl, which is pretty much true. Dad loves me a lot and would do anything for me. He's also pretty protective of me, but I don't mind. People call me immature, and I guess they're right. The line moved quickly. I look up. Thinking second thoughts if I want to go on this ride. The zipper is a ride that moves very quickly and throws you upside down. The lights on it was flashing very quickly. You get into a metal cage and lie back, kind of like a seat. It only has one safety bar, no seat belts or nothing. But I don't want Heather to laugh at me if I wimp out so I guess I'll go on anyways. Even if it looks freakishly terrifying.
"You scared?" Heather teased.
"No, not really" I responded. That's a lie. I'm terrified, but I'll go on.
The line starts moving and we got to go on. Someone sat us down and put the safety bar over our laps. He must have noticed me shaking, because he had a big smirk on his face.
The ride starts moving.It speeds up and throws us upside down toward the ground.
I shrieked in a high pitched voice. When the ride was over I wobbled to the exit. Heather's laughing.
"Had fun?" My dad said smiling.
"S-sure d-did." I said, still a little shaky.
I recover from my shaking and we start walking. Dad sees a face painting booth and asks me if I wanted my face painted. I agreed and sat down in front of the girl who was doing it.
"What do you want done?" She asked.
"Some blue-purple coloured stars on the right side of my face please." I say.
She does a great job with sparkly stars and glitter. I smile and say thanks.
"Looks pretty" said Dad and Heather.
"Why don't you get something done Heather, it's only three dollars!" I convince.
She got two red hearts painted on each cheek.
"Now you look cute too" I tell her.
Its 11pm now. The park still has quite a few people here still. Looks like lots of people want to stay till closing. I'm getting tired now, but we can stay. Earlier I won a game and got a stuffed horse. I love horses. So I asked Dad if i could play another game to see if I can win another horse. He said all of us should play. I agreed. Dad usually tries to make it equal, which I like. I like when things are equal and fair. We walk up to a balloon popping game. Its a one-at-a-time game. You get 5 darts for 4 dollars, and you need to pop 4 balloons for a prize. I was eyeing a horse plush that was black. Have you seen the movie 'black beauty'? Its a sad movie, but its really good. My favorite animal is horses, if you couldn't tell, but I think I've made my point by now.
"You can play first Heather" I said.
She went, took the darts. She got 5 out of 5 balloons! The guy offered her if she wanted to pay more to win a bigger prize. She turned the offer down and chose the black horse I wanted.
"If you don't win, you can have this" said Heather.
"Thanks, I'll see what I can do first" I replied. I let dad go before me though.
He got 4 out of 5. He won a stuffed bear wearing an ACDC shirt. Dad loves ACDC. When I played the game and got 2 out of 5 balloons.
"Haha, I'm not very good at this game" I laughed.
"Here" Heather hands me the horse.
"Thank you" I say and take the horse. It's getting pretty late now... Quite dark. And eerie.