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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Micro-Fiction Monday-Where is the party?


Note: at the bottom of this post is my application to "Monday's Child" which Jinksy suggested as a proper second home for this 140-character piece. OK?


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 A party
Invitations sent

Wrong address

Balloons
Gifts
Sandwiches
Ice cream
Cake
Candles

Little girl waits
Mother also
 Where IS everyone?
--steveroni

Jinksy suggested I post this also on Monday's Child. Being unfamiliar with the procedure for MC, maybe I'll just 'follow directions'...for a change--grin!

So Go to THIS place for Monday's Child
and I will also. And we will both be happy!

And here is Monday's Child for October 25, 2010
It DOES seem to fit well...



40 comments:

Brian Miller said...

yep its what is on the invitation...smiles.

Unknown Mami said...

I once had a surprise birthday party thrown for me at a restaurant that had closed down.

A friend picked me up from work and drove me to an out of business Margaritaville. We walked up to the abandoned building and when I asked her why we were there she told me that everyone was supposed to meet there for my surprise birthday party. I guess everyone had already come and gone because we were the only ones there. It was quite a surprise.

Sylvia K said...

Nothing like a surprise gone bad!! Great one for the day, Steve! I love it! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Pat said...

Oh no! Poor little girl. You tell so much of the story in so few words. Great job!

Andrew said...

Eerie. That black and white photo looks a lot like some I have of a family reunion in Saskatchewan in 1960.

Peggy said...

No party guests, so sad!
Parties are hard enough on kids.
Mine always cried at their parties!
Good one!

EG Wow said...

Oh, how sad! :)

gospelwriter said...

aww, that poor child... :( - nice MM though

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Aww...poor kid. Imagine the would-be party-goers were surprised, too. Wherever they all showed up there were no goodies, and no party girl! Good job.

Syd said...

Sad to throw a party and no one shows up.

the replicant said...

At least, it looks like the guests had a good enough time without the birthday girl.

Jinksy said...

You could turn this post into a double whammy - it would exactly fit Monday's Child prompt today, as well as the Microfiction picture!

JStar said...

I know this feelings...but only because my birthday is in December...and it just happened to snow on my birthday :(

izzy said...

Everyone else got lost! it is a big lake-
some are over by the old pier,where the boats launch- *Grin*

Diane said...

So sad for her.... :O(

Kim A. said...

For those among us who identify with this child, it is a sad tale. the happy part is that it made us more compassionate adults (I hope). The truth uncovers so much.

♥namaste♥

Deborah said...

Jinksy was right!! :o)

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

sad thought...

Carrie Burtt said...

That means for cake for us! :-)

hope said...

I have that SAME Mailman at work!

Suz said...

oh dear, what a disaster
good thinking on this one
:)

septembermom said...

Oh that poor little one! Love how you went about this week's prompt.

signed...bkm said...

Great Party this little girl is having all by herself....she will be a writer someday with that kind of imagination....

Thanks for posting at Monday's Child ..got your comment know worries...bkm

Kay L. Davies said...

I think I'd like that. "Surprise! No one is here. You can go back to sleep now."
But a little kid? Awww, no fun at all, Steveroni.

Kay, Alberta

Mama Zen said...

Awww, poor little girl!

Short Poems said...

Sad for her... but nicely written :)

sarah said...

nice work! this one was a fun one to work with! monday's child is fun! i like what you have done with it!... blessings....s....

sylviamorice said...

I have to wonder why so many adults were invited to the little girl's party??? Maybe it's just as well that they didn't attend--what with the beer and all...LOL
Have a great week. Cheers!

Susan at Stony River said...

Aw man, poor kid! We had a similar situation come up in our family, yikes.

Unknown Mami said...

I linked to you today.

Bing (PinkLady) said...

it sure fits with monday's child's prompt aswell. well done, steveroni!

love is colder than death said...

just a little not-so-important question:
why is there no blood in your coffee?
i prefer some blood in my coffee.

goodmorning,
~you know me.

Dulce said...

I never had a birthday party myself...as a child- I mean.But if that had happened to me, I would have never forgotten so I would have never had any other birthdays to celebrate...
This made me sad:(

So, great job :)
hugs
D.

Toemailer said...

Love that old timey picture!

Bruce said...

Its been awhile... hope all is well!

Maurie Kirschner said...

It fits perfectly! Love it.

Silver said...

kinda sad thought.. but followed you to see the fun you've instored for us.

Silver

Strummed Words said...

Didn't they tell her the party was a picnic at the beach? too bad.

Jannie Funster said...

How sad it would be for no one to show up. Glad I've sent my kid's invitations always at least 10 days in advance.

And Steveroni -- You are THE Man in my sidebar tonight, with a little link button there for YOU at the top, because I don't know you very well but what I know of you so far is awesome!!

xo

Rómulo Vela Cervantes said...

Hi Steveroni! I'm here to say: hello my friend.

(People next to the river,
music on the phonograph,
a gentle breeze; perhaps,
walnuts for to crush.)

Happy weekend Steveroni!!!:D