Both are science fictiony because they describe events that can't actually happen. But neither fit the genre perfectly.
The first is George Saunder's "The Semplica-Girls Diaries," published in the New Yorker a few months ago. It's a Keeping up with the Joneses story told from the perspective of an untrustworthy narrator (a father in a suburban family) with a voice is so dumb and excitable that you don't notice when the twist sneaks up on you. Here's an excerpt - the story is too long to post in entirety:
Very depressing birthday party today at home of Lilly’s friend Leslie Torrini.
House is mansion where Lafayette once stayed. Torrinis showed us Lafayette’s room: now their “Fun Den.” Plasma TV, pinball game, foot massager. Thirty acres, six garages (they call them “outbuildings”): one for Ferraris (three), one for Porsches (two, plus one he is rebuilding), one for historical merry-go-round they are restoring as family (!). Across trout-stocked stream, red Oriental bridge flown in from China. Showed us hoofmark from some dynasty. In front room, near Steinway, plaster cast of hoofmark from even earlier dynasty, in wood of different bridge. Picasso autograph, Disney autograph, dress Greta Garbo once wore, all displayed in massive mahogany cabinet.
Vegetable garden tended by guy named Karl.
Lilly: Wow, this garden is like ten times bigger than our whole yard.
Flower garden tended by separate guy, weirdly also named Karl.
Lilly: Wouldn’t you love to live here?
Me: Lilly, ha-ha, don’t ah . . .
Pam (my wife, very sweet, love of life!): What, what is she saying wrong? Wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t you love to live here? I know I would.
In front of house, on sweeping lawn, largest SG arrangement ever seen, all in white, white smocks blowing in breeze, and Lilly says, Can we go closer?The other story is Ken Liu's "Paper Menagerie," which apparently is the first work of fiction to win all three of science fiction's major awards. It is nominally about origami animals that come to life, but the treatment of the fantastical is matter-of-fact, and the real story is about the consequences of a hapa boy growing up in a place where he feels unwilling to express the Chinese part of his identity. Beware emotional tumult: it was an interesting experience to be huffing and puffing and sweating and crying on the spin bike.