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I glanced at my watch. Twenty minutes to go.
“Shouldn’t we get in place?”
“Sure thing. Let’s go.” Owen took my empty champagne flute and put both his and mine on a side table. We stepped out of the anteroom and into the Twilight Zone. At least that’s what it felt like.
There stood my mother and Sam, kissing. And I’m talking Kissing with a capital K. This was not a pre-wedd...
In nómine Patris, et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti. Amen.Things sound so much better in Latin, don’t they, Father Connolly? I guess that’s why my parents splurged on the whole two-hour deluxe wedding package. The TLM, baby! Total. Latin. Mass. I’m sure you would have been fabulous with the Gregorian chanting. Father, do you want a drink? I’m sure you have an extra glass or two in the rectory somewhere. I don’t need a glass. I’ll just drink out of the bottle. I can hide...
• • Shanza and Fanza were very beautiful and charming .It is not to b wrong to say they were the ideal of every woman.Their dressing up, their way of talking was so stylish and purking up that every body was their fan.They both were very gilded and their opulence was so great that they were the talk of the town.Fanza and shanza were both imp thins.They had a cheerful character.• In every wedding,In every function they were widely invited and as they enter every body used to turn up and would passed a smile to them.They bo...
Violet was only fifteen when she first met Ruby’s brother, Jack, but she fell for him on that first evening. Of course, she didn’t tell Ruby that she was in love with him: although her best friend felt proud of her brother for enlisting in the RAF, just because he was now eighteen and about to go off to serve his king and country in the war against Hitler didn’t mean she’d forgiven him for any of their childhood squabbles. So Violet kept her feelings a secret; but from time to time, she casually asked how Jack was getting on, hoping that ...
I gazed at the pretty reflection on the dressing mirror. I didn't look less than a princess and I wasn't as pretty as the stars either but I was beautiful.Today wasn't one of the days I could get away with the impression that I wasn't pretty enough for my groom. Despite he never welcomed my idea on resorting but I did see that spark in his eyes whenever I looked pretty sheen.The glimmering look of his eyes was all I could imagine. It wasn't definitely going to be a dim glow because today was special. Sp...
I looked in the mirror and a beautiful, tall, brunette woman stared back at me. She was pale with her hair done up in a very intricate way with pearls placed strategically to keep every lock in place. She wore a floor-length ball gown and the large bottom enunciated her small waist. All these details big and small made her even prettier but the thing that stood out the most was her dark eyes. They were alight with joy a...
You were walking back and forth while pulling your beautifully braided hair back in frustration."H-Honey, I can explain."You halted your fast pace and looked at your mother in disbelief."Explain? You have the guts to explain why in the first place you were kissing my fiance?"You barked at her in response."Sweetie, it's not what you think.""Don't make me punch your face on our wedding day, Mark. You stay out of it. I will come to you when her turn is over."You gave a death glance at your fia...
I wasn’t mad. More so relieved. The worst had happened. I didn’t feel the pain yet -- the pipeline from my brain to my heart had long sprung a leak. I’d process everything later.
I couldn’t think. Not because of outrage, I just hadn’t drunk coffee that morning for the first time in 22 years. My breath would smell bad no matter how much gum I chewed, and I was a clumsy liability. Knowing my shaky hands, t...
Note: I wrote this apart from the competition, so it doesn't fit the prompt perfectly. It's a girl instead of a boy, and it's not on the street...Yeah, it's close enough. Enjoy! :D"Rain! Winter! The Stealers have found us!" Jade flung open the door and featured frantically at them. "Come on!"Rain inhaled sharply. The Stealers. The worst nightmare of every Astral on earth. By taking the gem embedded in an Astral's wrist, they stole the life from their body. An Astral couldn't live without their gem....
Something about looking at my reflection doesn’t sit right with me deep inside the pit of my stomach. I don’t have any problems with the way I look – it has more to do with what I’m wearing. White lace and pearl details cover my body – the dress is beautiful of course, and I am in awe of the craftsmanship and intense intricacies of the garment, but I still have some resentment for what it stands for. White stands to signify purity and virtue...
The blizzard whirled outside, raining snow and blasting cold wind everywhere. Natori, a white wolf with one blue and one yellow eye, hurried to make her final selections at the trading market, feeling a little nervous about the storm. There was no one else there, so it was eerily quiet except for the hurling wind. Natori tucked the last chunk of meat into her satchel, dropped the gold nuggets onto the abandoned counter, ...
Unfortunately, I am the epitome of a plain Jane and to make matters worse, I am called Jane! I am blessed with mousey brown hair, long thin face, huge thick glasses. See, need I say more? Then something wonderful happened. A guy noticed me.
Maybe I’d better fill in the gaps here. I work for a publishing company. The offices are in the old jail. The main room where we work probably was a dining room in it...
Word count 1516
Sandra Wheatley 26th July 2020
The sun shone onto her blonde silky hair, making it look as if she had a halo, an Angel sent from heaven. I always believed that Angels were very special kind being’s after all they wer...
In the small town of Springs Creek, Minnesota, a general store called Howard's lay nestled in the center of town."Hey Lizzie, do you mind locking up? Your mom's worried about the storm coming.""No problem, Pop. I got it. Stay safe. Let me know when you get home, okay?""I will. Weather says eighteen inches in 36 hours. Make sure if you need anything, take it, okay?"" I will, Pop. ""We'll let you know about Christmas, okay?""Alright. ""Oh, Lizzie, God has a way of making everything okay in th...
“Darling, we’re going to be late!” I furiously hollered, holding up my skirts so that the water wouldn’t ruin the lace on the edges of my wedding dress. He didn’t reply. Lizzie nudged me, giving me the look that I should do something. I ignored her and turned around on my heels, creating the most annoying sound that you could possibly hear. My new, perfectly white dance pumps squeaked a little, shoe language for get ...
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