The After Party

85805896-FAE1-490B-B04A-D770A5B70B4F“I think Mom would have loved for us to have a huge party in Dad’s honor,” Eric said. “You know how fun loving Dad was. He would party hardy, howl like a werewolf, munch on all the hors d’oeuvres, and then plop down on the couch and zonk out.”

“A party? Are you kidding. Dad’s funeral was just yesterday. I still have a lump in my throat,” Erica said.

“Hey, a lot of people throw parties following a loved one’s funeral,” Eric said.

“Mom would never have approved of some beer bash party that you’re talking about. She was all into glam and glamour, not beer pong.”

“See, that’s the difference between you and me, Erica,” Eric said. “I inherited Dad’s fun-loving genes. Whose genes did you inherit?”

“I inherited Mom’s take-charge genes,” Erica said, “And if you insist on having your stupid after-funeral party, them move over, brother, because it’s time for Erica to get behind the wheel.”


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix — Sound Bite with the three onomatopoeia words: howl, munch, and plop. Also for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where I used two of her three words: party, lump, and crossbow. And for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (following), Your Daily Word Prompt (glamour), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (inherit), and The Daily Spur (wheel).

6 thoughts on “The After Party

  1. leigha66 June 10, 2019 / 11:48 am

    Mom insisted we have a party after she died, or she threatened to haunt us all… LOL. We had music, drinks and lots of stories to share! Good post!

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