John Marsden Writing Topic #74

Describe a practical joke you’ve seen or been involved in**

I don’t know if I can count this as a practical joke, but I will for this writing topic. I was involved in throwing a surprise morning tea for my friend, Alice’s, birthday during my first year of uni.

My friends: Clare, Sean, Simon, Luci and I went to Alice’s room on the morning of her birthday and told her to get dressed and that we had a surprise for her. We gave her a few minutes and once she came out of her room, Claire blindfolded her and we took her to Claire’s car.

Claire drove us all to the Wollongong Botanic Gardens and walked Alice to a gazebo. Sean, Simon, Luci and I carried the food. Once we set the food down, Claire spun Alice around a couple of times and took of the blindfold and we all wished Alice a happy birthday.

The morning tea was awesome!


**Reference: Marsden, J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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