Speculative Fiction is at its best when based on enough factual details that it feels not only possible, but likely.
So imagine, instead of ‘over the river and through the woods’,living in a world in which traveling to grandmother’s house meant leaving from a spaceport to attend Thanksgiving dinner in orbit.
Read Ted Talks about Comfort Food in Space, the Final Frontier and learn about how; “at a certain point, the astronauts said, ‘Bring back the table. Put some straps on it. We want to sit around a table at the end of the day and eat like humans.’”
Using nonfiction details such as egg crystals, enchilasagna, and hydroponic growth labs to ground your story, add fictional details of your own to create a family Thanksgiving of the future.
Incorporate some dysfunctional relationships for good measure.