It’s my second time taking part in the Sunday Photo Fiction. Below is the picture which inspired me to write the following 100-word flash fiction, although according to the rules, you can write up to 200 words. Thank you Susan for hosting and Terri Smeigh for the photo prompt.
My husband raised his gold-rimmed champagne flute. ‘Happy anniversary, darling.’
I smiled, in spite of the partying and the other women, because I had learned to play my part.
A reporter approached as planned. ‘Senator, a few words for Celebrity Night?’
‘I’d like to thank my wife for twenty years of love and support.’
‘It’s been a pleasure, my love,’ I replied, although I wished we were back at the highway diner where he proposed.
He promised eternal love and I believed all our dreams would come true. Be careful what you wish for, I thought as my heart wept.