Menage Monday is hosted by Cara Michaels.  This week's entry earned an honorable mention.  Congratulations to winner Rebekah Postupak!
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Just Another Townie
by Wakefield Mahon

Same old story: she was a townie, he was a carny; everyone knew they were star-crossed from the word go.
That first night of the carnival, a beautiful girl met a muscular young man and their passion was more palpable than the heat of the moist August night.
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It was Tony’s job to check the hinges on the rollercoaster. When the ride came to a halt and threw them loose, he cursed himself for letting a girl get into his head and make him so sloppy.
They hung suspended 300 feet in the air, miraculously he had caught her by the wrist. Seconds crawled by. A pool of sweat in his hands threatening to separate them. “Just hold on a minute longer,” he said. “Help is on the way.”
Mary’s eyes filled with fearful tears. “They’re too far away. I can’t do it anymore. I have to let go or we’ll both end up on the pavement.”
“You know what you’re right.” He let her fingers slip away. “There are a dozen girls in a dozen towns waiting for me. There’s no point in both of us dying.”
The rescue truck arrived just as Tony hit the ground.

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