Three Sentence Stories #35

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For a third consecutive year, the Miller family Thanksgiving gathering is interrupted by fallout from the COVID-19 virus. During the first two years of the pandemic, the family chose to gather only via a Zoom call, due to concerns over unwitting transmission of the virus to its higher risk members, but this year, the in-person gathering is still not happening due to a family-wide division over the efficacy and necessity of vaccine boosters.

Everyone notices that their family’s “us against the virus” camaraderie from two years prior has evolved slowly into an “us against each other” bitterness, but they feel helpless to reconnect on common ground.

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