Party Favors

by Paul Beckman

Mirsky and Elaine stood in the doorway waving goodbye to the last of their guests. They went back inside, closed the door and both leaned against it with Elaine also leaning against Mirsky and he with his arm around her shoulder.

As they stared at the mess one thought loving thoughts of late night sex and the other thought of sleep and only of sleep.

One of them got their wish while the other finally got out of bed and began cleaning up.


Paul Beckman is an Eagle Scout, Good Samaritan, nursing home bedpan volunteer, Big Brother, tireless worker for Green Peace, school crossing guard, fearless tree climber to rescue stranded cats and a finalist in the Prevaricator of The Year contest. The rest of his free time is spent writing and dawdling.
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