My entry (with some edits) to “Our Framily Holiday Gathering” Mini-Contest on Scribophile
In the context of a typical family holiday gathering, a precious opportunity to develop a connection from scratch.
“You’re Gabriela’s husband — Fabricio?”
“That’s right — and you must be Guga.”
“The cousin who lives abroad! First holiday with us? How are they treating you?”
“Oh, it has been great — I’m just trying not to be a burden on Gabby — let her enjoy the time sharing memories and laughs — how come you’re not partaking in the fun?”
“Well, I wasn’t around for most of that either. What are you having — need a refill?”