It was my eleventh birthday and I was feeling nothing short of a princess. My parents had left no detail out; my birthday cake was a three-tier scrumptious piece of artwork, my dress was an endless ensemble of pink ribbons and beads. All my friends had been invited to my princess themed birthday party. It was a day I had looked forward to for a month. Now that it was finally here I wanted to cherish each and every moment.
I looked happily across the room at a huge pile of presents that were just waiting to be opened. I was sure one of the boxes contained the angel Barbie doll that I had lingered over at the toy store. Soon it was time to cut the cake. All my friends gathered around me and in
That night when I went to sleep, I smiled to myself as I thought about my perfect birthday party. I told myself I had to wait another year for such a day again. However, the next morning when I woke up I was surprised to find my father hanging up bright pink balloons in the living room. Noticing me he said,
“Happy birthday Tanya. You’re going to have an amazing party today. Just wait till you see the cake your mother got you.”
I went to find my mother in the kitchen where she was busy putting the final touches on my birthday cake that I had cut yesterday. When she saw me she came over and gave me a big hug and wished me a happy birthday. All of a sudden I realized what had happened. I had become trapped in my eleventh birthday party because of my birthday wish. Just to confirm one more time I checked the date and time on my computer in case my parents were playing a cruel prank on me. With a resounding
I didn’t know who to confide to without sounding insane. I didn’t want to live