100 word story: the extreme weather meant

I’ve discovered that the weekly prompt for the 100 word story originates from  Julia’s Place – here is my offering for this week.

White flakes had been falling persistently for days creating a slushy mix of grit and snow on the registry office steps.  The extreme weather meant the guests, and Roger of course, sheltered inside.  Her open-toed stilettos were inappropriate; the distance to the dark doorway too great to cross.  She looked down at the hand gently stroking her stomach; the long, lacy, white sleeve of her dress covering the mottle of blue and yellow.

 “Would you keep going?” 

Years later she would joke that she’d got cold feet; a light veil concealing the darker truth.


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