Write a story about a birthday party with a major plot twist.
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“Hollows of Your Heart” by Morgan Boyce
Amelia leaned against the kitchen counter and raised her arms over her head in a weary stretch. Most of her fingers were coated in sticky, blue cake frosting. She was a messy baker. Max's cake had been the final task for their trip into the Sequoia National Forest tomorrow. She forced deep breaths to suppress the roiling anxiety lapping her guts. It didn't work. Her body still had that thrumming undercurrent of anxious energy that made her chest feel tight enough to stutter her breathing. Max padded into the kitchen in his pajama...
“SN-1” by Willow Drake
"So, have you told him yet?""Told him what?” I replied, batting my eyelashes."Don't be coy. Have you told him you're pregnant yet?"I gasped dramatically, smiled and took a drawn-out sip of my wine. Cassie was one of those women who always saw peoples' bullshit and always called them out for it. And yet she was simultaneously the sweetest, most giving creature on the planet. She once drove 600 miles from Seattle to Paradise Valley, NV to save me while she was on a business trip pit...
“Too Many Candles” by Joshua G. J. Insole
1“So, what’d you get ‘im?”“Hm?”“I said,” said the impatient voice, “what’d you get ‘im?”“Oh, oh right! Oh, well, hm, you see—"“You didn’t get ‘im anything?”“Well—”The other converser tutted. “It does not bode well to turn up to a birthday party without a gift.” She had a thick and strong cockney accent that had obvio...
“Just a Flutter” by Jess Epperson
Hannah knew that everyone thought she was crazy. They didn’t tell her to her face, of course, but she could tell. It was in their eyes, their tone, the little frown at the corners of their mouths they kept trying to hide – she could see it plain as day. That was okay, though. It didn’t matter what they thought. All that mattered was today was going to be perfect.And then everything would be okay.“So far, so good,” Hannah said to herself as she tied the last balloon.She took a step back and surveyed her work w...
“Birthday Wishes” by Katy Simmons
Everything was perfect, right down to the little details. The cake was frosted with pink buttercream and decorated with little edible butterflies in every colour you could think of. Ribbons were tied in neat bows across the chairs. Streamers hung from the ceiling and a big banner was draped across the windows proclaiming in 'Happy Birthday Zoe' in bold letters.All her friends had made it. They smiled and laughed as she told a joke. She hummed along to the music as they danced around the room. Her mum watched from the doorway with o...
“A Black and Yellow Birthday” by Olúwabùkúnmi Oládoyin
A Black and Yellow BirthdayThere's a certain darkness that engulfs you when you're scared. Fear is the other great magic apart from love, the way it jumps on you and wraps it's arms around you like a famished lover. I could feel my heart trying to leap out of my body in fast beats, but I kept running, although I was wounded, tired and scared. Then I heard the voice again. But this time, I didn't wait for my brain to interprete. Adrenaline made me understan...
“Happy Birthday” by Thomas O'Leary
August 5thhad a big circle on it. His normally blank calendar now looked as if it had a black eye. August 5this his birthday and though he’s the type not to have cared about any of the previous days that marked his annual passage through life (even the fabled 21st), this year was different. This year he is having a party. And he’s inviting anyone he’s ever cared about.
“The Birthday Scare” by Jean Walker
I held the door open for Sophia to walk out of the grogshop ahead of me while she made a joke about the gesture. We laughed about it while I joined her on the sidewalk. She was already tipsy after three bottles and to think that she had bragged about going on to five. Me, on the other hand, one bottle had done it for me. I couldn't tell if I was tired or just drunk at the moment but I could bet that I would probably wake up on the roof of my house with no idea how I got there. My problem at the moment was to make it home in th...
“The Smiling Clown” by Boh San
It was my 13th birthday. I was getting ready for the party. From downstairs I heard people talking, then I heard my father call for me, “Coming!” I answered. Right as I’m finished getting ready, I go sliding down the staircase, “Ah, there you are!” My mother says. “Hello!” I said, rather loudly. What can I say I’m just an excited boy. “Everyone please go to the table we’ll be starting dinner now!” My father said. I ran to the table where I’d be sitting. We all...
“Megan's Birthday Surprise” by Bianca Romero
“Happy birthday to you…” I slowly began to open my eyes. “Happy birthday to you…” I turned my head toward the seductive whispering voice. It sounded so clear, but there was no one standing where the song was coming from. “Happy birthday… Mr. President…” &n...
“Whittling Confessions” by Kita Janzen
It was a dark and stormy night… well, as stormy as a clear evening with absolutely no clouds in the sky could be. I was fiddling around with some streamers, wondering how I could put them in the rafters… only, the house didn’t have any rafters. “Tonight i...
“The perfect gift” by Leslie Lozada
“I have to get Asa something special.” Sandra looked down at her phone, the notification bubble that indicated that someone is writing was still active for the last ten minutes.“I don’t see the point, it’s just a birthday.” Cynthia finished the small designs on her nails. One of the hearts was lopsided, but she wasn’t worried about perfection. “If it falls on a weekday, you celebrate it on the weekend.”Sandra slightly parted her hair. “Some people would be happy with just that. It’s going to be Low-key anyway. That’s wh...
“Death's Pink and Glittery Birthday Party” by Cathy Bryant
Mrs. Morrison was too busy to die."I've simply got far too much going on," she said to Death, who was waiting in her hall, tapping his bony feet and sighing."You have no choice!" Death rasped, in the eerie voice that usually reduced mortals to timid acceptance of their fate."Oh, I'll come with you, all right," said Mrs. Morrison, in an affable, soothing sort of voice that got on Death's nerves. "I do understand. You've got a job to do. But so have I, you see. I'm doing the birthday party for my little niece Katie (she...
“Mamma's Surprise Party” by Jeanne Lentine
Mamma’s Surprise Birthday Party Believe it or not, Dad was planning a surprise birthday party for Mamma, which we were all convinced was going to end up with “Damn it Luca.” This was not one of Dad’s strong suits, and we knew it would probably end in disaster, but we kept our fingers crossed and hoped for the best. Dad assigned each of us specific tasks to do for the party. For weeks Dad had been driving everyone crazy with his questions. Did we send out the invitations on tim...
“Happy Birthday, Baby” by Gary Hoffman
Happy Birthday, Baby Half a dozen servers gathered around Vince's table and sang a jazzed-up version of Happy Birthday to him. There was a lot of hand clapping and stomping of feet. He shot his wife an I-thought-we-agreed-to-not-do-this-kind-of-crap look, but smiled at the singers. He politely said, "Thank you," when they finished. One of them reminded him of his secretary, Alfreda. Al as she preferred to be called. She might have liked a masculine name, but she was all woman, someth...
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