Hope you had a grand 4th of July, whether it was a national holiday or a nice Thursday where you were! What better way to celebrate the birthday of this great nation than by freely speaking about sex?!
Here’s the Flash Fiction Friday challenge from Advizor54’s blog.
Key Word – Independence or Independence Day
Word Limit – 237 [I see what you did here, Ad]
Forbidden Word – Fireworks
Extra Credit – Put the action on July 5th
Click over there to see his take on this photo and links to other bloggers takes. Here’s what I wrote on a hot summer evening.
I remember the exact moment… a few minutes after sunrise on July 5th. My independence day!
I always wanted to BE married. But I did NOT want to GET married. I hated every aspect of it – the huge expense, months of planning, everyone telling me how it should be, the whole “girls over there, guys over here,” silly clothes… I hate dresses and I don’t look good in white! And I hate having my picture taken. When the photographer gave me a list of the 205 photos to be taken that day, I nearly ran for the hills.
We made the ceremony our own – no tuxes or bridesmaids dresses. We wrote our vows – real promises. We had wonderful music. No garter. No bouquet tossing – my flowers went to the couple married the longest! We had 150 people for under $5k!
We had a wonderful after-party, watching the fireworks as we opened presents and talked with guests who had come from far away, then drove off to a friend’s cabin in the woods.
We arrived at sunrise. My husband (how odd to say those words!) and I wandered into a stream in our wedding clothes to take silly “wreck the dress” photos to close out the wedding album with a bang. Then we hung them in the tree and took some really great photos! Those won’t be in the album. I liked taking those!