Party Pat

Creative writing by Moriana Manzano

“I’m Pat. Party Pat, some people call me. I wrecked a pond. Didn’t meant to. But it happened. I was drunk one night, walking about. Stumbled into it. It was a tiny pond – shouldn’t have been called a pond.I’m a big woman. All the water got pushed out. And I fell asleep in the “pond”. That’s how they caught me.

There were no fish in that pond. And yet I was accused of wrecking it. So I’m in jail, awaiting my sentence.”