‘til death do us part

After forty years of marriage, Mary and John still held hands when they walked together. Today, their acquaintances were about to tie the knot, and the reception was going to be held at a ballroom nearby.They arrived hands held.
The place was decorated with white flowers and glittering ornaments.
“They must’ve spent a fortune!”
Mary’s eyes glazed.
John furrowed his brow.
“Gorgeous! Just Dazzling!”
Mary clasped her hands.
John just rolled his eyes.
“Well, I look good in this dress, right? …wait, I’m stuck. My heel’s caught. Honey, help me!”
John chuckled and crouched.
In sickness and in health, in poverty or in wealth, ‘til death do us part…

(110 words)

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers week of 04-12-2016

photo prompt provided by BarbCT/Knotholes and Textures
photo prompt provided by BarbCT/Knotholes and Textures

 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. I love stories about long-time married couples still being in love! Great story and the last line was a clincher for me! “In sickness and in health, in poverty or in wealth, ’til death do us part.” Beautiful!

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you!😀

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  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Great poem. And I like how what is happening with the couple attending the wedding, mirrors the wedding vows. Awesome take on the prompt!

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for the visit and comment!

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  3. Kay Morris says:

    This is beautiful! I love your take on the prompt. This picture also reminds me of couple that has been together for years and years 😀

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Glad you like it.Thank you for the visit and comment!😀

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      1. Kay Morris says:

        My pleasure 😊

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  4. samratkel says:

    Sweetly romantic!!

    @Samantha/samratkel from
    Shadow Realities

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for the visit and comment!

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  5. Sweet story. I love stories of love that stood the test of time 🙂

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for the visit and comment. 😊

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