John Marsden Writing Topic #165

Nonsense**

Happy Birthday

Today’s my birthday.

I’m forty; an age society tells us, especially for women, that they are starting to get old, are over the hill and are supposed to behave a certain way. I’ve never given into this kind of pressure and I don’t intend to start, but it doesn’t mean that I’ve never felt it.

My personality has been described as “flamboyant” and “never furious”, so I’m throwing a flamboyant, nonsense-themed party. Outside in the sun, whimsy decorations, even a fortune teller and food filled with flavour. I’ll even be wearing a flamboyant costume, head-to-toe with colour, bright make-up and a pretty feather in my hair.

Even though I’m forty, I’ll always be a kid at heart and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Happy birthday to me!

 

 

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

 

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