for Museum and Library Service Finalist

Stop this Ride!

Maria Scalea
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

"Bob was jolted out of his sleep.  The recollection of the ""Airplane"" amusement park ride, from his youth, caused droplets of sweat to form.
The ride had no seat belt or anything to grasp except impending doom.  The clanging of the unsteady ride was his requiem.  At six years old, Bob was visualizing his demise.
Bob survived and the memory lingered.  No more rides for Bob, not even on an actual airplane."