You stuff your face full of stuffing and tell yourself you’re grateful.

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Stage 1 — Denial

The table is set. For one. For you.

There’s no going home this year. You’re playing it safe. Instead of your parents’ large and glorious cherry wood table, you sit at your small and shitty Ikea table.

You can’t imagine Thanksgiving without all your favorites, so you make all the food! You ponder that maybe 2020 has been a fever dream or maybe your friends will show up for Friendsgiving and shout, “Surprise! The world was just kidding!”

However, you are awake and your friends don’t show up.

Stage 2 — Anger

You nibble on a…

Cassie Soliday

Comedy writer, cartoonist, and casual existential crisis haver.

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