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The Wedding Bouquet #flashfiction

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She’d told all her friends where to stand so that when she threw her wedding bouquet, Tracey could catch it and be the next to marry. She’d told them to get the men to stand in line as well.

As the bouquet flew through the air, the atmosphere in the barracks hall of R.A.F Stanmore was one of happiness, laughter and joy. Not for the bride, though, as flashes of the war-torn country she’d come from went through her mind.

Pressing a small button concealed under her wedding dress, the flowers scatted and mixed with blood, flames and bone.

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#flashfiction #shortstory #weddings #horror #war Credit: Charli Mills

Written in response to the 99-word flash fiction challenge over at the Carrot Ranch. This week’s theme is Bouquet. Click here to join the challenge.

#flashfiction #shortstories #fiction #writing

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

2 comments on “The Wedding Bouquet #flashfiction

  1. Thanks, Viv. So pleased my piece of flash fiction left you speechless. 😀

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