Friday, 13 September 2013
So Much for Happy Families - Read my story in Fiction Feast
This is the inspiration behind my story 'So Much for Happy Families', which is my second story published in this month's Fiction Feast..
I married three years ago and inherited three lovely step-children as well as Bad Bonnie. With two girls of my own of similar age to my husband's eldest two, it was never a foregone conclusion that they would get on. However, I am delighted to say that the two families (Including Bonnie and Bobbie) have merged seamlessly.
Recently, the children (ages ranging from 14-26) ganged up on us on us after a family lunch and said we all ought to go on a family holiday... to bond!
I think the term 'over my dead body' might have been uttered by myself and my husband but a seed was sown. What would happen if a family did try to play happy families on holiday?
My story is once again set in Greece but Kate's choice of holiday destination is not to the older children's liking. It is a tale of sibling jealousy and rivalry but by the end of the story, teenager Lilly is forced to re-evaluate her feelings for her own family after her new friend Stephan tells her of his own family tragedy.