He waves a transparent hand, but heavyset visitors hurry past. Hordes blanket his park, staring into phone screens, missing the sights. A roaming specter for decades, he still loves the toad ride, is never more awake than when hurtling through the haunted mansion, howling, “Wake up, America! Live a little!”
Lynn Mundell’s work has been published in Eclectica, Blink-Ink, The Sun, Literary Orphans, and a bunch of other swell journals. She lives in Northern California, where she co-edits 100 Word Story.
You can see more of her work in 50/50 here and here