Where Are You Spending New Year’s Eve?

Shooting Star

I will be in Oliver Colors’s shadowy attic, listening to his love woes and artistic misfortunes, and writing them down for posterity.

When the first snow fell this year I had the premonition that this will be my last New Year’s Eve with Oliver. Maybe he will go before me, maybe I will go before him, maybe we will both go at once. I cannot tell yet.

I have no friends, and I cannot say I want any. I have been careful over the past few years to nurture no friendships. I am a wolf-boy.

I have some family, but we never eat at the same time.

I still love that inky-haired woman, but I would not want her company right now. She and Oliver cannot stand each other.

And then the inky-haired girl… She doesn’t know me as well as I know her. And I haven’t seen her in such a long time. I went to her shop last week. She was not there. I sighed relieved.

Oliver’s mother and my mother will likely knock at the shadowy attic’s trapdoor, but Oliver and I will not open.

The weather forecast for New Year’s Eve is a star-sprinkled sky. We’ll watch the fireworks through the attic window. And we’ll also look for one or two shooting stars…

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23 thoughts on “Where Are You Spending New Year’s Eve?

  1. May you wish upon that star hatted boy and may the inky-haired girl get to know who you are. I hope you and Oliver have fun this New Year’s Eve and I wish you (both and your mothers) a safe, joyful, inspiring 2013.

  2. this is a comment for the boy who likes hats and comments. i love your blog. i think you are unique and full of wonder. and i wish you a very happy new year.

  3. I’ve literally just returned from my holiday, and looking on your recent 50 word tales, I must say that I’m impressed! I hope you’ve had a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! 🙂

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