Write a story about a stressed parent planning their child's birthday.
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“Autumn shedding tears ” by Harita Rao
We humans are strange, aren't we? We always try to keep ourselves positive. We try to symbolise our happiness with nature. For instance, autumn is related to so many rumors. If you take walk with your life partner during autumn your pain will vanish with the end of season. And most of them are related to falling leaves such as if you manage to catch a falling a falling leaf your first love come back to you or your sadness will be over and many else but the one on which I believe is that your wish come true. Not only me but someone else ...
“Birthday Boy” by Jackson Manley
Birthday boybyStacy “Just throw him a regular birthday party. You know, balloons filling the living room, presents wrapped in colorful wrapping paper. Stuff like that” my boss, Jenny Williams, said, sitting behind her desk, studying this week’s numbers. “You don’t understand. This is my first year that I have custody the week of Owen’s birthday. It has to be perfect.” “You have him for the entire week?” she asked, closing the screen of her computer, more intrigued by the previous s...
“WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?” by Joe Dozier
My seven-year-old son, Travis, insisted on a party to celebrate turning eight. That did not sound like too difficult a request to grant. Being a mother kills all common sense brain cells. I doomed the party from the moment I said, “Yes.” At least I had enough sense left to limit the party to ten children. That is when the first fight started. T...
“Birthday Party Deliverance ” by Nancy MacCreery
Birthday Party Deliverance I have a tendency to err on the optimistic side, and that really came into play when planning my daughter’s third birthday party. Our home was under contract and knowing we would soon be moving from our lovely home with a backyard pool, I envisioned a swimming party, a fancier version of a playgroup meeting that I had hosted a year ago. At the time I was planning this, my three-week-old son, Stan, was sleeping, something he only did in 2 to 3-hour intervals between eating. In my slee...
“Dear Abigail” by Giovonni Hale
Elizabeth parked her Jeep in a space near the bakery’s entrance and scurried inside. It was already half past noon. Precious, delicate time was slipping away. Inside, a towering woman with a pink apron and bifocals asked what she could make for her today. “Are you Janice? I need Janice, please.” Elizabeth mumbled fetching a printout of her desired creation from her purse. The woman rolled her eyes toward the ceiling and turned to disappear through a set of revolving doors behind the counter. Elizabeth glanced around the s...
“Even A Five-Year-Old's Patience Is Limited” by Aleyna Altinors
"I'm sorry, what?" Penelope paced around the kitchen island, biting down vigorously on her fingernails and her mobile phone held up to her left ear, her mind immediately running to the worst at that moment, "Ryo, it's Jouji's birthday tomorrow, what do you mean the flight got cancelled?"Jouji, the love of Penelope's life, was turning five today. Within those five years, Ryo had been taking flights in and out of Australia to Kyoto, Japan for continuous business trips, resulting in him having missed a total of two of Jouji...
“First Years Gold” by Rayna Stoute
Maude let out a drawn-out sigh that almost hurt his throat as he flopped his head onto the table in front of him. His straight blond hair padded the right side of his head where it lay and trailed down to his shoulders. It had taken a few years to grow it to this length. Though it was a nuisance, he just didn’t feel like going through the trouble of cutting it.Moving his viridian c...
“Dinosaurs and Mermaids” by Kamilah Hana
I let out a shaky sigh. Why do birthdays have to exist...?I chewed on the inside of my cheek nervously. Somehow, I needed to make this work. I had to mix dinosaur robots with mermaids. How? I do not know, but if I don't, all hell will break loose.I am Josephine Stuart, a 35-year-old office worker with three children, two of them being twins. My eldest, Samantha, is a problematic high school student who seemed to enjoy being anywhere but home. My twins, Emma and Ethan, are in the third grade and childish as any normal ...
“The Perfect Day” by Ella Spencer
Jenna had never been in to sports. However, she felt that pushing a shopping cart down the aisles of Target should be made an extreme sport. She quickly swerved her cart out of the way to avoid wiping out a toddler. The mother gave Jenna a death glare. Jenna didn’t care. All she was focused on was getting all the supplies she could for her daughter’s 13th birthday party. Her gorgeous little Lola was becoming a teenager… and Jenna could definitely tell. Jenna had already planned a party for Lola, only to be told that it wasn’t g...
“A MADDENING BIRTHDAY BASH” by Deeksha Arora
The day was hot and humid with sun shining so high and the clouds seemed as if just painted in the sky.Everyone was just running around here and there on orders of Steephee, mother of three year old Savvy whose birthday party preparations were on. The birthday was on the very next day.Steephee was all set with the caterer, decorator, tattoo guy, puppet show organizer, joy ride man and so on.A huge mango cake was already orderd as mango was Savvy’s favorite.Savvy was going to the best school of the ci...
“Birthday Parties, Batman and Brothers” by Abigail Mohn
Jacob sighed and rested his head on the table. He then proceeded to bang his head against the wood five, then ten times. “I am a terrible father,” he whispered, ignoring the already growing pain in his head. Okay, Jacob, stop being dr...
“Family Means Love” by Ellis Nash
Julie sat with Alan - her boyfriend - on the sofa. The only reason they had been able to sit down was that Alan had thrown all “the crap” onto the floor. Julie had tutted when he said that.“Good thing Will wasn’t here to hear that.”“He’s almost 12, Julie. I’m pretty sure he’s picked up even worse words from school.”<...
“The Unicorn Incident ” by Sarah O'Grady
‘With sparkles!’ My five-year-old little girl screamed from before flouncing off into her bedroom to join her Barbies in yet another EastEnders-style life story. As I sat there at the kitchen table, pages spewed out across it, all covered with scribbled down telephone numbers, slightly legible shopping lists and the occasional doodle, I started to question my sanity for the thousandth time regarding why I had chosen to plan a unicorn themed birthday party for my five year old. ‘Because she’s your daughter and you love her.’ I mumbled...
“Mary's Big Day” by Nate Kroeker
"It has to be perfect. It has to be. It has to be!" Mary's voice was growing shrill. "You don't understand! He needs it to be exactly right!" The poor freckly teen stared at her with wide eyes from behind the register. This obviously crazed woman was losing it; her meltdown had been building throughout their interaction and was seemingly reaching its boiling point. Mary's hair was disheveled and her neatly-rolled sleeves had come undone as she slammed her hands on the check-out counter. "I'm sorry ma'am, we just don...
“Clairvoyant” by Cindy Reynolds
A middle-aged woman with concern whittled intensely into her features paced anxiously in her kitchen. The linoleum on her floor creaked as furious feet shuffled across them, with flecks of chewed cuticles falling onto them precariously. A man of five decades and the salt-and-pepper hair to show for it eyed the fiercely striding blur of a woman. “He doesn’t want AirPods, obviously,” she finally uttered, glancing up from her stare on the worn linoleum to look at the man. “He’s never been a kid who keeps up with the...
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