Do You Take This Man?

Prompt: fitted | Word Count: 120 words exactly | Genre: flash fiction

May 6, 2020

Maggie had been expertly fitted for her wedding gown. She’d planned every last detail of a lovely Springtime wedding. But forces beyond her control made her planning for naught. So she had to decide: was the wedding or the marriage more important? Was it about joining her life with Derrick’s or waiting who knew how long to throw her dream wedding? Faced with such a stark choice, the answer was obvious. They could throw a party sometime in the future, but the time to start their life together was now. So, with just her immediate family in her parent’s living room, she was married by a preacher over zoom. On social media, their happy smiles complimented her perfectly-fitted gown.

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