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.’
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.’
Another story inspired by the excellent Story A Day prompts.