Photo Challenge #205 – The Birthday Party.


It was a dismal day for a birthday

The rain came down, the plans were soggy

All thoughts of outdoor fun were running down the drain.

The games to play, the gifts to unwrap

The cake mum had made so painstakingly,

Sitting abandoned, on a once-promising day.

Her friends turned up, some cancelled,

Too wet their mums not allowing them to get drenched

She sat at the window watching Gran’s magic dragon

Slide and descent the window

And with a tiny puff of smoke climb back up again.

At least she had something to entertain her friends

As the bunting, the streamers, the balloons

Looked the worse for wear as the skies tumbled down.

Her few friends gathered at the kitchen table

The cake was cut and eaten with delight

Then they saw the dragon, wanted to watch, some to touch

But when he scorched their fingers, they pulled back

Squealed with wonder and watched as again he climbed,

And when at the top opened his mouth and let fly a fireball

Of a size, you might not believe.

It turned out a memorable afternoon,

Each child returned home with not just a lolly bag

But stories of a dragon breathing fire and climbing the window.



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17 Responses to Photo Challenge #205 – The Birthday Party.

  1. I love dragons. Wish that were my birthday party.

  2. Lyn says:

    Gotta love dragons! Don’t see any reason why they can’t play outside. Just put them in their swimmers and let them have fun in the rain 🙂

  3. calmkate says:

    delightful … I took a take when I saw this picture as it looks rather like me at that age … not me tho!

  4. Someone left the cake out in the rain at MacArthur Park.

  5. Another charming story Michael.

  6. willowdot21 says:

    I was at that party 💜

  7. Completely different take on the photo prompt. Loved the positivity in the post.

    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

  8. mandibelle16 says:

    Sounds like a very cool birthday. Sad, the other children didn’t come, but it seems like their loss as the cake was delicious and the dragon stole the show. I remember having early birthdays and having it rain for parties, that was always the worst. School ended in June, but my birthday is mid-July, but for some reason, party or actual ‘day’ of my birthday in July it often rained. Great story I loved the rhyming and the flow.

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