The Spirit Of The Game
by Rik Hunik
A Thanksgiving Day dinner with a dysfunctional family: the daughter, who has been away at school; the son that never grew up, who earns a living play-testing video games; the widowed mother, out of shape, out of touch; and, in spirit, the father, dead for thirty years.
A slighlty different version of this story appeared in the ezine Wild Violet Vol. 6 #2 Summer 2007.