Writer Wednesday Blog Hop. The Wedding Invitation.

Here is the prompt for this week:

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Mandatory words: party, locust, evil, altar, guilt.

Here’s my entry for this week: The Wedding Invitation

‘Come with me to my sister’s wedding next week.’
‘I don’t think so.’
‘I need the favour. It will only last a few hours. You owe me.’
‘If I go, it’ll be just for the ceremony. I’m not staying for the party afterwards.’
‘Why not? You’ll have fun. You’ll be able to meet film producers and directors, who knows…?’
‘You make it sound like a scene from ‘The day of the Locusts’. I’m a screen writer, not an aspiring actress.’
‘I’ll introduce you to people who will value your talent.’
‘I don’t want to see your sister at the altar with my brother.’
‘Yes, I was surprised, too, when they announced their engagement.’
‘Surprised! Why the hell are they getting married, anyway?’
‘You know why. Don’t bring out your dark, evil streak, again.’
‘I’m not dark or evil. I just can’t see why people get married this day and age, just because they’re having a child.’
‘They’re romantic, in love, traditional, full of hope… who knows?’
‘Why did we get married?’
‘Life’s like that, isn’t it. It’s like a game of cards, you have to make do with the ones you’re dealt. We were in the same hand, Jack of diamonds and Queen of diamonds, look, here on the left.’
I looked at his hand, ‘What about that Queen of Clubs?’
‘She was a mistake. How often must I tell you that?’
‘Anyway, the rest of the hand is pretty weak, too.’
‘We could try again with another hand.’
I would probably go to the wedding because I refuse to feel guilt, but I’m not planning on making the same mistake again.
‘Call me on Saturday.’
‘OK. Let’s fold our cards, this wasn’t a good hand. Maybe, next time.’

(289 words)

Here is how the blog hop works if you’d like to participate:
• There is either one picture with five random words or two pictures revealed, which are to be used in the story.
• The word count must be 500 words or less.
• The deadline to link up is Tuesday of the following week.
• Link up at the bottom of this post with your entry for the week.
• Most importantly, have fun!

https://leannesype.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/blog-hop-photo-reveal-61/ Have a look at some of the other entries!

About LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

Posted on June 10, 2014, in Uncategorized, Writer Wednesday Blog Hop and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Well done! I can feel the tension through this whole piece. I love this: “What about that Queen of Clubs?” Zing! “The rest of the hand is pretty weak, too.” Ouch.

    You did a great job! I hope you had fun writing the story. 🙂

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  2. Thanks for the pingback!

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  3. Nice use of the photo and prompt words, I can feel the tension there, obviously something has happened in the past.

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  4. P.S. congratulations on your new baby granddaughter.

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  5. I have become a fan of this blog. I really loved reading this “Wedding Invitation” entry. I really admire your piece of writing . I had a fun time reading this entry. I shared it with my husband and he loved it too. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

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