We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming . . .

Oya, everybody! How are you doing on this fine rainy Monday? Well, it’s a rainy Monday for me. Might not be for you.


Today’s post was supposed to be another interview with an incredible author. But due to technical difficulties, we interrupt the schedule to bring you . . . whatever this is.

Last month a classmate and I were given the assignment to describe a birthday party. Being the try-hards that we are, we wrote a very short story instead. Or, I wrote it, and he came up with a lot of fun words to use. So, here it is: Sticky

Caden leans against the rough siding, scowling. He’s scowling at everything, but especially the garish, hot pink, sparkly carcass of a used piñata hanging from the maple tree. The mixed scents of pizza, cupcake icing, and sticky sugary lemonade make his stomach turn.

Cassie, wearing her birthday crown with a big number seven on it, stands at the head of the folding table yelling at one of her little ‘friends’. One of the kids somehow knocks over an entire plate of half-eaten cupcake and backwashed lemonade. The hovering moms rush to clean it up while still attempting to keep napkins and balloons out of the clutches of the rising wind. Everything is sticky.

Caden leans his head back, groaning. Guess who’s going to have to clean up the yard? Not his sister, that’s for sure. A crumpled bit of purple wrapping paper rolls past him like a tumbleweed.

This cannot get worse, he thinks, just as the tiny guests start screaming and a black-and-white animal saunters in, tail held high.

-jazz hands-


If I had to pick one word to express that whole thing, it would be disgust. Just pure disgust. I assume some of you have been in the position of trying to deal with a younger sibling’s disaster of a birthday party. I definitely have.

ALSO: Apparently next month is a Camp NaNoWriMo month. Camp NaNo is pretty much normal NaNo, but you make the rules. I think I’ll use April to work more on Embers Burning. (Of course, I have three other new ideas I could start writing, but I should probably keep working on this one so it doesn’t take me til I’m 56)

So next week we’ll return to the schedule. Hopefully.

In the meantime, why don’t you tell your friends about this blog? It’s not extremely good, but maybe they’ll think it’s funny!

(I hope they think it’s funny)

(I really hope they think it’s funny)

Like, share, subscribe, all that jazz, and I’ll see you next week!


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One thought on “We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming . . .

  1. Yay! Very fun to read! I totally understand the feeling, having been a part of numerous ‘sticky’ birthday parties. Good job!

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