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[GatheringWriters] “A Princess Party” by 7 year old Aila Orillaza


Myra here.

I am glad to share with you an original short story created by our very first featured young author in GatheringWriters:

Aila Hauora Barra Orillaza, 7 years old.


While Aila shared quite a few of her short stories with us, we are very glad to note that she has one which is in keeping with our Game of Thrones: Bluebloods, Queenship, and Aristocracy bimonthly theme.


A Princess Party

By: Aila Hauora Barra Orillaza

One Friday at 8:00 in the morning, Molly had invited her friends Nicole, Sally, Samantha, and Lottie to come and celebrate with Molly on her 6th Princess birthday party. After 2 days, was the party!! Molly’s friends were really excited. And they saw a very beautiful room! There were lots of loot bags, food, a Princess cake, some nametags, and pink, red, blue, and yellow decorations!! They were happy to see such a party. And there was also face paints with a book with designs to pick! And when the party started, Molly’s parents told the friends that they would start their own games. Molly went first. Her game was to put on a face paint and the winner was the child who had the most beautiful face paint. Lottie had put a heart. Nicole put on a star. Sally had put her name. Samantha put on a rainbow. They all had beautiful face paints, but Molly said that she liked Samantha’s face paint the best. So she was the  winner. And she also chose her game. Her game was to get a spoon and dangle it on the nose! It was very tricky but Sally could do it, so she was the winner. She could not think of any game or trick, so Sally chose Lottie. Her game was to stop dance. Nicole won. The last game was to pretend they were asleep as long as they could! Sally was for 1 minute. Samantha was for 18 minutes. Lottie slept for 6 minutes. Molly had slept for 20 minutes. Molly won again! After the games, it was time to eat. On each plate, there were 6 French fries, 1 slice of pizza, 10 grapes, and one slice of cake. All of them chatted happily while they ate. After they ate, they watched a movie about Barbie! And the title was Barbie in the Nutcracker. And they loved the show! After that, they went outside to play in Molly’s backyard. Lottie and Nicole went to the swimming pool. Samantha and Molly went to play in the bouncy castle. And they all had fun. After the party, they all had their nametags and they each got a Princess loot bag and it said: “Thanks for coming to my party! I hoped you had fun! I hope you all can come to my next 7th birthday party!” And inside it was filled with candy, small books about Princesses, and  some small Princess toys.

THE END. April 1, 2013 Monday  

Thank you, dearest Aila for sharing your Princess story with us. I love how you included so many details, such as how long the girls slept and how much food they ate. I could also sense the excitement of the girls as they joined in the party games and how glad they are to get their loot bags. Keep on writing, Aila! Always capture those magical moments that visit your mind’s eye on paper.

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

1 comment on “[GatheringWriters] “A Princess Party” by 7 year old Aila Orillaza

  1. This is a wonderful story Aila! I could see all the great stuff at the party in my imagination because you described it so well! 😀


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