mdbrooks41 avatar


The old man and the baby both stared at each other. One unable to speak, the other unwilling to speak.

The party revelers barely, noticing them both, pranced and danced like there was no yesterday, today, or tomorrow.

The old man stood leaning on his cane in both hands while balancing himself on wobbly legs. The baby also stood on two unsteady and barely tested legs getting his balance before taking his first steps.

When the old man finally spoke to the child at his side, he said, "Good luck, Baby New Year, I'm getting my ass out of here."

5 comments add one below

  • avatar

    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    City of Heroes! 😁 At least that's what instantly popped into my head when I got to the end! 😀

    Have a VERY Happy New Year Michael :) You too Drew! And everyone else here. And much respect to those we left behind in 2019.

  • avatar

    Christopher over 4 years ago

    Very nice, Michael. And Happy New Year to all.

  • avatar

    Michael D. Brooks over 4 years ago

    Drew, Jeff, Christopher,

    Thank you for your comments. I've been away from this community for a while, but I'm back and appreciate your critiques.

    Happy New Year to you all.

  • avatar

    Neville Hunt over 4 years ago

    Terrific, Michael. I had no idea until the last line. All things considered, 2019 was kind of challenging all round. Hope the baby’s not carrying any of 2019’s rubbish genes!🤞

  • avatar

    Michael D. Brooks over 4 years ago

    Hey Neville,

    I'm right there with you!

Join the conversation

Sign up or Sign in to leave a comment on this drabble.