Friday Fictioneers — Fifth Birthday Party

188221BB-54D0-41ED-88D1-AA1B1BCA5FA9It was a perfect day to have all of her friends from her kindergarten class over to celebrate Cheryl’s fifth birthday. Her mother planned all kinds of games to keep the fifteen or so kids occupied. Games like musical chairs, duck-duck-goose, a sack race, an egg and spoon race. She even rented one of those inflatable bounce houses and hired a clown to juggle and make balloon animals. She also set up a piñata filled with candy for the kids.

All of the kids were running around having a great time. But all Cheryl wanted to do was play pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: J Hardy Carroll.

The Holiday Fair

69FC55F6-E31F-4737-B6FE-947369D47BDAWe have this annual tradition in our family. I’ll admit that it’s a bit of an indulgence, but our town holds a holiday fair each year, and on the day after Christmas, we all go there, let loose, and have so much fun.

They have amateur boxing matches. There are caricature artists sketching imaginatively drawn portraits of all of us. All kinds of craft booths dot the fairgrounds, and there’s plenty of great food, fun rides, and games of skill. And so much beer!

Of course, once we come home after a day of revelry, we realize that some of us may have gone a little overboard, eating, drinking, and playing to excess. And then we must confront our stuffed bellies, sore muscles, aches and pains, and the inevitable hangover we’ll have tomorrow.

But it’s all worth it.

Written for these one-word prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (tradition), Your Daily Word Prompt (indulgence), Word of the Day Challenge (boxing), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (caricature), Nova’s Daily Random Word (imaginatively), and Scott’s Daily Prompt (confront).