June 22: Flash Fiction Challenge

In dreams,  all is not as it seems.
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June 22, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that involves a dream. This action could have happened while awake, such as daydreaming, or make up a dream when asleep. Go where the prompt leads as it could be a nightmare or just fond memories or ambition.

The organ blasted out ‘Here comes the bride’.
What was I doing here?
This wasn’t what I wanted or needed.
The pews were full, of people I didn’t know.
Was I in the right place?
I walked alone up the aisle, no-one to give me away.
My groom had his back to me.
His stance was unfamiliar, strange to see a Morning Suit.
Oohs and aahs echoed all around me.
I looked down to see I was stark naked.
Exposed for the fraud I was perhaps?
The music stopped.
So did I.
He turned slowly.
A man without a face.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to June 22: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. scifihammy says:

    Wow – totally unexpected! Well done. 🙂

  2. susanzutautas says:


  3. floridaborne says:

    I think I went to a wedding like that once. 🙂

    Seriously, what is it about dreaming we’re naked? Even in our dreams we’re rushing around looking for clothing, or standing around embarrassed out of our minds.

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Oh, the naked dream that bares us all (or, is that bares all of us?). Great additional details, too to give it an eerie and surreal tone.

  5. jeanne229 says:

    Yes, the naked dream! The setting of yours makes it all the more disturbing. The man without a face–great metaphor for how little we really know even those who should be closest to us.

  6. Oh, this is definitely a bad dream. Well written.

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  8. Creepy! Well done.

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