Mashed in the Potatoes by Lesley A. Diehl

by Barb Goffman


From the anthology The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping (Untreed Reads Publishing, 2012).

It’s Thanksgiving again, and Aunt Nozzie has commanded that her niece Darcie attend dinner. Darcie’s family is filled with women. The men always die off young or – when they marry in – quickly. This year, Aunt Nozzie has demanded that everyone bring dates so there will be some testosterone at the dinner.  Given that Aunt Nozzie’s Thanksgiving dinners are typically chaotic, this addition certainly bodes well.