Late For The Party: A New Year’s Eve Short Short Story

December 31, 2018 at 5:23 pm (Literature, News, Poetry, Short Story) ()

A New Year’s Eve short short story I wrote 3 years ago today:

Dracul Van Helsing

Late For The Party

“Aren’t you ready yet?” The wife asked her husband, “we’re going to be late for the party. I’d like to be there before the clock strikes midnight and the New Year comes.”

“I’m almost finished this poem I’m writing, dear,” the husband smiled, “hold on.”

The wife looked at the clock, “Come on. Let’s go NOW. Your poem is not so important. It’s not as if people are going to be reciting or even remembering it for the next 200-odd years.”

“All right, dear,” the husband got up to get his coat.

The poem lay on his desk,

“Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind…
… we’ll take a cup of kindness yet for auld lang syne…”

-Robert Burns, 1788.

-A short short short story
written by Christopher
Thursday December 31st

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  1. Silent Hour said,

    Happy New Year! Great story!

  2. Asfa said,

    Happy new year. 💛
    Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. ✨

  3. George F. said,

    Another wrong, nagging blimp! LOL!

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Exactly, George. LOL !

      No wonder Robbie Burns was inspired to write his famous poem Tam o’ Shanter about a man trying to flee the Devil while riding on horseback.

      He had plenty of empathy for and knowledge of what that was like. 😂

      Happy New Year, my friend. ☺

      Wishing you all the best in 2019. 🎆🎇

      • George F. said,

        I am beginning to understand your consciousness! LOL! I used my first PINTEREST photo on my blog last night. No content, but check it out! Thanks for the advice and Happy New Year. May their be a few less blimps that survive in Calgary!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, I enjoyed looking at the All-Seeing Eye of Akira.

        Much prefer that to the All-Seeing Eye of Horus.

        But then again, I never really did like either Aleister Crowley or the Iluminati anyways.

        And amen to less blimps surviving in Calgary. 👍

  4. velvetscreams said,

    lovely story and i wish you a happy new year!

  5. Christine Valentor said,

    Clever story! I love Robert Rabbie Burns 🙂 Happy New Year to you!

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