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Pretense Of A Wedding

Flash Fiction response to The Daily Special — Oct 2nd

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They enter the abandoned church together. He is decked in a black leather jacket and jeans, wearing kick-ass leather boots, and an electric guitar slung over one shoulder. She floats in beside him dressed in silk and taffeta with delicate white slippers. The contrast couldn’t be more striking, and yet, there they are walking up the aisle together.

“It’s perfect,” his words echo. “I envision it all now.”

“Shall I practice my dance for you?” She begins to twirl.

“No, no. Not yet. I want to be surprised and in awe standing there watching you. I want everyone to behold your beauty.”

She blushes and whispers, “As you wish, my lord.”

Weeks pass and then finally the day arrives. The stage is set. The band has arrived. And the church looks even more desolate in its haunting beauty.

“Shall we begin?” he asks.

She nods her head. “Let’s.”

He takes his place before the priest and turns to watch her entrance. A slow, romantic beat begins. Her delicate tiny toes teeter in as she begins her ballet. Dips and dives, and dizzying twirls. And suddenly, breathless, she is by his side.

The tempo rises slightly.

“I do,” they whisper.

And as the kiss is planted, guitar riffs fill the room.

“Cut!” he suddenly shouts.

She looks down as tears begin to fall. “Oh, I almost forgot. None of this is real.”

©2021 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.

Flash Fiction response to The Daily Special — Oct 2nd

Lori Carlson writes Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Creative Non-Fiction and Personal Essays. Most of her topics are centered around Relationships, Spirituality, Life Lessons, Mental Health, Nature, Loss, Death, and the LGBTQ+ community. Check out her personal Medium blog here.




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