Lost and Found
The New Yearís Eve party had grown small. The music rocked on, but the DJ had retired, letting a playlist do his work for a handful of diehards who still danced under the spinning disco ball. A few children were left, screaming and running around the empty tables.
He sat alone in the next room, where the shy and the uncool and the too cool had escaped to, where there was less pressure to have fun.
He should gather his family, make polite goodbyes. But he sat, slumped on the couch, staring at his belly. It was obscene. When had it gotten so big? The musicís vibrations rippled through the mound of fat, and he imagined it wobbled a little with each beat.