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Today is dad’s 50th birthday. Mother cooks food to feed 100, invites not nearly that many, and pours alcohol like it’s flowing free from faucets.
Faces redden. Different sects of drinkers break out: happy, morose, belligerent. This is why I stopped drinking.
Uncle Ned pours another hefty Scotch. I raise an eyebrow. He notices. “Don’t comment you little holier-than-thou snot.”
“Now, Ned,” Mother says. She’s the only one able to stop his truculence.
Aunt Lil sobs.
June sings, “Joy to the World.”
Head pounding, I can only wish some big claw would extricate me from this moment, sometimes even this family.
Sascha Darlington 4/16/2018
30 thoughts on “Happy Day #amwriting”
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Thank you! 🙂
Loved “like it’s flowing free from faucets.” I might have to “borrow.” 😉
You may borrow. I’ve already used it. 🙂
I loved that line too, Maggie, “like it flows free from faucets”. Entirely brilliant, Sascha. I can imagine any number of families feeling this way.
thanks, Phyllis. 🙂
It was perfect.
Unique take on the prompt. I really enjoyed this.
Oops! That should be Sascha, not Magarisa. All this travelling has my head spinning.
You can call me (almost) anything! Thanks, Rochelle. 🙂
Hahahaha. Wonderfully written. And, so fun! Thank you for the laugh, Sascha.
Thank you so much, Moon. I am pleased that you found it humorous!
i loved the “sects of drinkers”
Thank you, Neil! 🙂
Great flash story that captures the human condition, the family and guilty alcohol syndrome.
This was great, Sascha! I loved the description of my mother’s aunts and uncles… oh? You were not at one of our gatherings? My bad… 😉
lol These people get around, don’t they? 🙂 Thanks, Dale.
They sure do…
Families can get a bit much at times 😀 Loved your sketch of a happy day
Yes. Holidays and other celebrations can be quite entertaining (or something, sometimes something is more appropriate.) Thank you, Dahlia! 🙂
I can only imagine such a situation, coming a a family on non-drinkers. Your story is so real. It makes me thankful.
Thanks, Linda. I’m personally thankful I don’t really have an Uncle Ned! 🙂
Do you know, I believe I’ve met your Uncle Ned?
Nice humorous tale, Sascha!
Thanks, Penny. I think he gets around.
A wonderful fun take on the prompt.
Thank you, Lisa! 🙂
Love the way you crafted this.
Ha, how true to life!