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Twilight has almost enveloped us, but we're not done having fun yet. The music is loud, the games are ongoing, and it looks to mine eyes that this party will never end. As I swing to my left to catch the frisbee flying my way, I momentarily lay eyes on the scene of my ex-boyfriend and his new fiance sharing space and kisses atop the surrounding lawn. I miss the catch and nearly land on my face.

Laughing, I stand to throw the disc again, looking down briefly at its flashing light before letting it fly. Not full yet. As long as the red light continues to blink, we've still got a few more minutes until it has stored enough energy, and then we'll move on to a new frisbee. Perhaps they will go on without me after this game, because I can feel the breeze pick up the hair on my arms and shiver for a moment.

The music continues, moving the dancing wave near the stage. It must be a couple hundred students at least, and a few more who don't even attend the school. The platform is equiped with sensors to capture their noise, and that makes them want to scream all the louder. Their energy here and now will provide for energy later, and it is truly amazing to me how hard they are willing to play for it.

This festival has been an annual event for the past 3 years, and it has grown into a great phenomenon. Promotion done on recycled paper by the Sustainablitity Coalition advertises using fun to make a difference. The website declares that we should let our bodies be our source of energy. These words attract many a body, from all over the county, state, and some even from the rest of the country and world. It hasn't gotten so big that the little town can't handle it anymore, but I suspect, soon, there will be an exodus from this place and into wider spaces with more tolerance for noise.

The light is solid red on the disc now, and it's time for me to wrap my jacket around me and make the journey home on foot. My friends howl with displeasure at my declaration. A chorus of "Oh, come on!" and "Where do you think you're going?" as well as "You can't leave now!" pummelled me from all sides.

"We've got one more frisbee to fill, and then we'll crash at my place."

I thought a moment, then smiled. It could only help to stay another hour or two, right?


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Comment by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 19, 2010 at 8:57pm
Thanks a.v.!
Comment by Olga Duka on March 19, 2010 at 9:13pm
Comment by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 19, 2010 at 9:16pm
Thanks much, Olga!
Comment by Shakwei Mbindyo on March 22, 2010 at 5:53pm
+1 Creativity. You are a really good writer Agent Crum.
Comment by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 22, 2010 at 8:43pm
Thanks, Shakwei!
Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on April 5, 2010 at 5:32am
Cool story!!! My favorite line too is "we should let our bodies be our source of energy"


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