New Holiday Tradition 2020

happy woman looking at laptop The challenge? Write a story in 6 sentences, no more & no less, and if you’d like, share your creation or just visit and comment on others’ ideas, with GirlieOnTheEdge, Denise. The prompt is “Distance”, and here’s where you join the party: Six Sentence Stories

The family was back together for another holiday celebration, and things had been going pretty much the way she had expected.

This one was shiny and brassy with booze and loud opinions.

That one was tense and weepy, slashing out with passive aggressive comments, attempting to suppress the bibulous one.

The other two fussed over their latest baby, adding little except mutually raised eyebrows at all the contention, their mouths gaping in corrective yells at the horde of kids that bounced and tumbled past the screen.

Zoom was great; she zipped her lip and muted their microphones.

This was a new family tradition she could grow to love.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2021)

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.

Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link the URL to your post via the blue “Click here to enter” button below.
Link is live Wednesday through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  

PROMPT WORD:  ZIP

20 thoughts on “New Holiday Tradition 2020

  1. I’m not a fan of Zoom, as I rarely can get it to work correctly. But having read your story, I have to say that I now have a huge appreciation of it’s merits! Ha! Great story…that last line made me laugh!

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  2. I imagine a Zoom meeting with adults and children of many different ages could be full of a lot of distractions and unplanned sounds and comments. Love how you envisioned the possibilities in your SSS Zoom meeting.

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  3. and….and! As many of us have learned, the others don’t see the solitaire game that you opened on your desk top, to help pass the time (only when absolutely necessary, of course)
    Fun Six

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