When she says yes, I level my crossbow and sight along the shadow of my right arm; fire directly into the pyramid. Topple down stacked cups and colourful blocks. I succeed, winning today's wishes from the shelf.
Everything feels identical on this night; the candyfloss, the stuffing inside this bear, the smoke-tang on our fresh-oiled lips. Young love noticed by several orange fish as we glide by, arm-in-arm, thumping to the reckless beat of neon gravity.
Lindz McLeod's short stories have been published by the Scotsman newspaper, the Scottish Book Trust, the Dundee Victoria & Albert Museum, and more. Her poetry has been published by Allegory Ridge, Impossible Archetype, and more. Lindz is the competition secretary of the Edinburgh Writer’s Club and holds a Masters in Creative Writing. Her writing can be found at lindzmcleod.co.uk.