A snide remark

Her Yuletide celebration was nearly turning into more of a fiasco than Jill had feared; the acrimony between the Johnson and Cohen families weighed down over the room like a wet blanket. Still, she kept on smiling and chatting, determined to carry on, until she overheard a snide remark about her grandmother’s silver Chanukah menorah.


This piece of flash fiction was written in response to:

15 thoughts on “A snide remark”

  1. This is why Frank Costanza (of the Seinfeld sitcom) created Festivus (for the rest of us). What a wonderful time to open old wounds. Fun story, David. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. My Christmas Eve Reading, I found this a wonderful flash fiction write. Bubbling over with the common features always present at Christmas time. An ocassion when all the diverse personalities of family and friends; when the bonds from all the walks of our lives gather; tiptoeing around, waiting for that one snide remark…. with reduced breath we wait, the response is open end…
    Just like you have done…
    So many tales will erupt or fizzle out..
    Happy Holidays ๐Ÿ•Ž

  3. You stopped at the best part! What did she do next? Great piece of flash fiction, David. Itโ€™s amazing how youโ€™re able to paint a full picture using so little.

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