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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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