A salute was made to the hostess’s success. They raised glasses filled with favourite personal choices. She expressed thanks. A friend showed cupcakes baked for the occasion, noting she’ll save one for everyone. Another friend announced he needed to leave and join a work teleconference already in progress. Conversation continued with those who remained.
Before long they disappeared from view, The guest of honour was last to leave. She stared at the blackened screen. Her 2020 Zoom graduation party was officially over.