EXERCISE Weekly-ish challenge #10: A very special day

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Vay, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Thats time of the week again, where I try to think of something and try to get people to write about it! Yup! Tuesday already! I know most of you are thinking I mean valentine's day riiiight? Not quite! Thats for next week-ish. This week is about life, and the creation of it. Yup! its time for:

    Me to tell you what to do if you're new to these! Its simple: I give a theme and you get to do the fun part of writing 2-3 paragraphs! No judges, but every post red and cherished. So have it it and have fun.

    This week's theme: Happy Birthday.
     
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  2. I once had to play the part of a girl named "Winky" in my drama class. No joke, I kid you not, that was the character's name. I'm sure everyone took delight in the fact that I was playing the part of a seven year old girl, when, at the time, I was fifteen, and as flat as a board. There was much enjoyment from the class as we sang the birthday song, due to the fact that in that particular scene, "Winky" was turning seven. So along with everyone else in the scene wearing child-like clothing, I wore a over exaggerated bow, and those paper cone party hats.

    But, a memory I keep close to me, is the fact that during the scene at some point, I was singing the birthday song, trying to remember what I did when I was a kid, when I looked at the cake.

    I proceeded to cut it up and start singing the song, taking away one piece durring every verse. This is what happened:

    "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!"
    "APPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!"
    "PPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!"
    "PY BIRTHDAY TO ME!"
    "Y BIRTHDAY TO ME!" At this point, the rest of the class was laughing at my antics, and I was trying not to crack up at how stupid my behavior was. I struggled onward.

    "BIRTHDAY TO ME!"
    "IRTHDAY TO ME!"
    "RTHDAY TO ME!"
    "THDAY TO ME!"
    "HDAY TO ME!"
    "DAY TO ME!" The song became a chant throughout the gymnasium. DAY TO ME! DAY TO ME! DAY TO ME! It was childish, and we knew it, but we were trying to get into the part of being kids again, back to a time that you weren't afraid to look stupid. It was liberating.

    "AY TO ME!"
    "Y TO ME!"
    "TO ME!"
    "O ME!"
    "ME!"
    "E!" The chant of the last word rang throughout the school, echoing into all the classrooms.

    I hated that goddamned bow.

    (PARTIALLY PART OF A TRUE STORY)