Rough Justice by Frankie Love EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Frankie Love
- Language: English
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- Genre: Single Authors Short Stories
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ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER FAMILY DINNER. AS IS THE TRADITION OF THE
A ritual we’re all fully dedicated to, a call we answer without question.
Lately with all my brothers and sisters getting married, it’s been a bit of a
drag, but I guess I’d start to miss it if I stopped going.
I sip my beer as I look around the table. It’s gotten a hell of a lot more
crowded over the past few years, that much I have to say. It used to be just us
Rough kids, plus Mom and Dad, but life goes on and we’ve found more
people just as important to us as family.
“So with Tallie coming to the table, I guess Mac is next,” Rye says, a
huge grin on his face.
“Oh fucking hell,” I reply, shaking my head and massaging my temples.
“Don’t start this.”
“It’s tradition,” Graham adds. “They gave me my share of the shit, and
look what happened.”
“Coincidences happen. Isn’t it supposed to be Mom pestering me about
marriage and children and not my siblings?”
“Mom needs a break,” Lemon chimes in. “We’re just covering for her.”
It’s been like this every week for my whole twenty years. All of us
gathered around a big meal, ribbing each other and having fun. I know a lot
of other families only get together once or twice a year at most. I should be
thankful I have this support network, as annoying as it gets sometimes.
And I am. I’d miss these big get-togethers and everything that comes with
them if they stopped. They’re my family and I love them despite how they
sometimes try to rile me up.
My parents had seven kids, and five of them are already married. Only
Fig and I remain, and I’m a little older than her. She’s not here, she’s off at
college, getting an education to be a fashion designer. I don’t know exactly
what she wants in life, but whatever it is, my parents fully supported her. Go
get whatever you’re after, Fig, I’m behind you too.
In the meantime, though, that means all attention around the dinner table
is on me.
“How about we ignore the fact that I’m single for a bit and talk about that
hunting trip we’re planning next week,” I say, determined to get the heat off
All the guys at the table start averting their eyes from me, glancing away,
“Are we not going up to our cabin in the mountains for hunting next
“Yeah, about that,” Bart says, slicking his hair back. “Meadow and I have
something scheduled with her sister. She’s really been looking forward to it,
“Same with Prairie,” Rye adds. “Well, not her sister. But it’s our threeyear anniversary and I wanted to treat her to something special.”
“It’s Lucy’s birthday next week,” Graham says, frowning.
“And Plum’s kindergarten graduation,” Reuben continues to nail the
coffin of my hunting trip hopes shut.
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