300 short stories: story 264

story: “Balloon Party”

author: Tom Barbash

year: 2014

where: Aspen

note: from Stay Up With Me 

a line:  “He liked the style of his parents’ friends, their breadth of experience and flowery elegance; their love of old jazz standards and good stiff drinks. Not infrequently Timkin wished that he’d lived in their day because he didn’t always feel suited to his own. Especially not now after what had happened.”

theme(s): Marriage, Thanksgiving, Parties, Separation

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