2:13. The invitation read 2:00 pm, reception immediately following. Already thirteen minutes behind schedule. Glad I collected my fees upfront and the other vendors were paid, I wait. Today would be a first. I’ve had jilted brides and grooms left at the altar; never a wedding where neither showed.
2:21. Nine more minutes, and I’m calling it.
At exactly 2:29, I make my way to the front of the chapel, clear my throat. “Ladies and gentlemen –“
“WAIT!” two voices cried as the exterior doors open and slam shut. It is the bride and groom, racing to the altar.
Word count: 99
This is my offering for Moral Mondays, a weekly flash fiction challenge asks you to write a 100-word fable inspired by the moral we provide. Many thanks to the amazingly talented Nortina for such a wonderful platform 😀
This week’s moral is:
Better late than never
Your assignment is to write a story/fable (in any genre) that will teach this lesson.
No need to use the moral in your post, just write the story and let your readers learn the lesson all on their own.
Please limit your fable to 100 words.
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