The Birthday

Rated 4.20/5 based on 5 reviews
Harriet is in denial over her daughter turning sixteen. She does everything to avoid accepting the day finally arriving - including unwittingly casting a spell. Realising her mistake and in desperation she tries to fix what is no longer in her hands.
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About Ingrid Christensen

Ingrid was born and raised in the South Island of New Zealand on the outskirts of Christchurch. A passionate writer from an early age she recalls the exhilaration of writing her first story page after page it was so effortless. As she grew older despite her love of writing she allowed herself to be lead astray by her interest in fashion.
Ingrid worked in the fashion industry in New Zealand and later Australia before returning to study at the University of Canterbury and completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While at university Ingrid pursued her interests in the French language and Arthurian Romance Novels from the era of King Arthur, Percival and Sir Thomas Moore.
Graduating in December 2000 she returned to Australia and found herself working in Occupational Rehabilitation and Injury Management. Unfulfilled she later left her this career and embarked on a life at sea working as a Stewardess and Chef on privately owned Super Yachts for some of the most wealthy and influential people in the world.
At present Ingrid is working on three novels in the Suspense/Thriller genre as well as completing short stories and poetry.


Review by: jennyacc on July 31, 2016 :
I'm sorry to say, i did not like this short story. Everything is moving way to fast, all 12 pages of it are missing punctuation, and even though this could have been an interesting story, (perhaps if it was longer and had some character development) it didn't do anything for me.
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Review by: Cathy Powell on May 16, 2012 :
I absolutely loved this. I think that Ms Christensen captured really well how preoccupied mothers can feel about their children, and the extent to which they can want to protect their offspring. I hope that there is going to be a sequel.
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Review by: judy witts on April 25, 2012 : (no rating)
Loved this! A little touch of magic in one's life for good or for bad!
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Review by: Cassy Pickard on April 25, 2012 :
Ms. Christensen has written a wonderful story about passage. She clearly identifies the quandary that comes with both parenting and seeing one's own aging. I fully enjoyed the story and hope there are more to come. Thanks for a lovely and touching read.
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Review by: Judith Greenwood on April 25, 2012 : (no rating)
I so much enjoyed this story! I am a mother and I remember times when I wanted things to stay just the way they were. I was never given that power, but the quandary in which I might have found myself if I had it was frightening and rang too true for comfort. Brava, Ingrid, brava.
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Review by: Clare Vibert on April 23, 2012 :
An excellent read that keeps you guessing until the very end. It also made me reflect on the boundaries between reality and make-believe - very interesting. Good work Ingrid!
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Review by: Giselle Stafford on April 23, 2012 :
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this short story by Ingrid Christensen.
It had shades of Dorian Gray, with a twist!
I also liked the fact that this wasn't really about the child, but really about the mother!
Well done Ingrid and I look forward to your next publication!
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