First Line Friday: July 20th, 2018

Your line for this week is:

The wedding loomed closer and all Tay could do was think of storm clouds.

It was the usual nightmare, what started off as a quiet intimate wedding had been steam rollered by his future Mother in Law, and now there were going to be over 500 guests, 495 of which he wouldn’t know.
All he could envision was a train wreck of a day which was exactly what he and Marcie had wanted to avoid.
‘Penny for your thoughts?’ she said sleepily beside him.
‘Nothing. Go to sleep.’
She propped herself up on one elbow and asked
‘You’re not having second thoughts are you?’
‘About marrying you? No. It’s just………’
‘Tell me.’
So he did.
They had that kind of relationship, and two hours later fell asleep in each other’s arms.

Next day, Marcie came home all excited.
‘Sorted!’ she announced.
Tay looked at her as she waved an envelope in his face.
‘You love me right?’
‘Yes, I do.’
‘And I love you. yes?’
‘So we are going to have a quiet wedding as we planned and Mum can have her circus.’
‘How come?’
‘You, my darling, and I are going on our ‘honeymoon’ two days early, and getting married on the beach. I got the flights changed!’
‘Your Mum will have a hissy fit! You can’t do that!!’
‘Don’t worry about Mum. She loves a drama, and don’t forget she owns the catering company. Besides, knowing her it will all be tax deductible anyway’.

Written for Dylan’s First Line Friday challenge:



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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2 Responses to First Line Friday: July 20th, 2018

  1. Fandango says:

    Ha! Good for Marcie!

    • Hubby and I had a very quiet wedding, just 9 of us, and that was purely because I wanted my parents there and felt it right that his should be too. My nephew went to Gretna Green with his girlfriend and they came back as husband and wife because of family politics and bitterly divorced parents. A Wedding Day is all about the couple, not the display imo.

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