Aunt Becky’s Last Wish

It is Aunt Becky’s only birthday wish to have a big family dinner that won’t escalate because she’s ‘not long for this world.’
stars, night sky

But there are grooves so well-worn that we cannot seem to avoid splitting up into our familiar factions; the squabbling starts before the starters have arrived. No matter what our intentions, these get-togethers always threaten to turn into a blood bath.

‘Enough with the shouting already,’ Aunt Becky roars. ‘D’you want to be remembered like this? Settle down, I wanna take some pictures and I don’t fancy looking at your scowling mugs when I’m on Mars.’

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Another story inspired by the excellent Story A Day prompts.

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9 thoughts on “Aunt Becky’s Last Wish

  1. Ha! Love it. So typical of families too. I’d happily row with many, many members of my family – or divorce them. Is that possible?
    Like the way you tricked us there -‘not long for this world’. Excellent.

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