Friday, June 15, 2012

Drabble: Goin' to the Chapel

Patti Abbott has made another challenge to her pals: a drabble -- a story of exactly one hundred words --  inspired by one of three pictures. Succinct, yeah? Here's mine.



"Goin' to the chapel..."

The parson looked nervous. Bart smiled to reassure him, then nudged him along with the Berretta. Now it was his wedding day, he didn't want to wait.

"Dearly beloved..." he paused.

"What now?"

"We need witnesses." The man swallowed.

Bart shook his head. "God is my witness. Ain't that right, Bonnie?"

The parson went on, his voice shaking. "Do you--"

"Bartholomew Jenkins Evans."

"Take this woman--"

"Bonnie Louise Ormond." He gave her a squeeze.

Happiest day: a few more words, "You may kiss the bride."

He lifted her limp head by the bruised neck. Bliss.





16 comments:

Paul D Brazill said...

Nice n nasty!

K. A. Laity said...

Aw, you say the sweetest things :-)

pattinase (abbott) said...

Crikey, Kate. I think you are getting darker after your stay in Ireland.

Katherine Tomlinson said...

Did not see that coming...

K. A. Laity said...

Patti -- I think it's because life is so good. Best year of my life. So far, of course! Thanks for provoking another story.

Katherine, amazing how different our stories are from the same picture!

Todd Mason said...

Hee. Someone's in a matrimonial mood...

K. A. Laity said...

And nothing's going to keep him from it.

Rob Kitchin said...

Ah, so romantic. Bart's so keen he skipped the vow:

"In becoming husband and wife you give yourselves to each other for life. You promise to be true and faithful, to support and cherish each other until death, so that your years together will be the living out in love of the pledge you now make."

No doubt, they'll be very happy together!

sandra seamans said...

Puts a new spin on "until death do we part"! Great drabble, Kate!

K. A. Laity said...

Rob -- he's supporting her! Holding her head up.

Sandra -- many thanks!

Copper Jennings said...

Wonderful. Shotgun wedding without the shotgun.

K. A. Laity said...

LOL, yeah. When you're in a marrying state of mind, nothing stands in your way! Thanks.

seana said...

Yikes! Excellent.

K. A. Laity said...

Thanks, Seana!

Loren Eaton said...

Oh, man, what an ending. I know something bad was coming, but didn't guess that at all.

K. A. Laity said...

Thanks, Loren! That's very pleasing to hear :-D