New in the Family

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.

“Hi.”

“Hey.”

“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?”


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