Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor is an incomplete story by Franz Kafka.
It relates part of the life of Blumfeld who upon arriving home finds two balls bouncing off the ground of their own accord. The balls follow him wherever he goes, and they clearly annoy him. The action continues into the next day, following his attempt to be rid of the balls. After finding an apparent solution, he goes off to work, where he interacts with those around him.