Saturday, August 9, 2014

Flash Friday "The Nuptials"

By Michael Seese

Another week, another 160 words for Flash! Friday. This was fun.

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Here is "The Nuptials."

The town hummed with excitement. The day finally had arrived.

“I don’t understand this marriage,” Baron Claudio said to his friend Count Sebastien.

“What do you mean?” he asked.

“Normally, a king arranges for his eldest son to marry into the family of a near-ally, to strengthen his position. But this marriage… They are not even close to the same station.”

“Perhaps they’re in love.”

“Love?” Claudio scoffed. “What does love have to do with marriage?”

“Nothing, I suppose,“ Sebastien said. “Though, I’ve heard they make a very handsome couple.”

“Oh, that will get them—”

A trumpet fanfare, followed by the release of doves, signaled that the ceremony had concluded. The giddy couple stepped out onto the palace balcony and waved. The royal herald cleared his throat.

“Ladies and gentlemen, citizens of Antioch, it gives me great pleasure to present Crown Prince Reginald, and his husband, Prince David.

“You were right,” Claudio conceded. “They do make a handsome couple.”

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