There were two winners for this contest. Congratulations to Lucille and Susan who each won $125!
HERE COMES THE GROOM
by Lucille B., Oakland, California
(See more of Lucille's novels and stories on www.authorsden.com/lucillebellucci )
The sun shone brilliantly on the guests and flower-twined pergola in Tilden Park where we waited for the groom to take his place at the front. But where was he? All our necks craned toward the clubhouse. The best man wasn’t up front, either.
Then they both emerged from the clubhouse, staggering drunk and giggling. The groom’s father stood up. He marched toward them and took the groom by the ear and hauled him up the aisle. No one laughed but the organist hit a few clunkers.
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THE JOKE WAS ON US
by Susan E., Creve Coeur, Missouri
He ripped the back seam of his tuxedo, their priest never showed up, they found a replacement priest who didn’t know their names, this Man and this Woman wed in holy matrimony, car trouble forced them to the side of the highway on the way to the reception, the bustle of her gown torn in the receiving line by an overzealously hugging relative, a lost marriage certificate, and a tumble on the dance floor during the first dance. Promises of no pranks on their April Fool’s Day wedding upheld by family and friends. Still going strong after 29 years.