Moral Mondays: I Do?

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.

After you’ve written your 100-word fable, ping back to this prompt page by simply pasting this link somewhere on your post.

Tag your story Moral Mondays so we can find you in the WordPress Reader! You can even use the badge to make your post more visible.

Come join the fun!!


26 comments on “Moral Mondays: I Do?

  1. trE says:

    Aww, Kay! You really worked this prompt!

    I like the concept you took. Great writing here. 🙂

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  2. Kay Morris says:



  3. Nice one Kay 😊 And the perfect pic too 😊

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  4. This is a clever write, and unexpected twist.. nicely written

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  5. rosemawrites says:

    A clever take and a funny tale, Kay!!! Why would they be late on their own wedding day!! 😀 😀 😀

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  6. kdub28 says:

    SMH! Must have been two wild parties. Love it Kay!

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  7. Nortina S. says:

    Haha! They have their whole lives ahead of them. They can be late to one little wedding. 😉

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  8. Lynn Love says:

    Great story, Kay. Love the fact they were both late – wonder if that’s now going to happen all through their married lives? 🙂

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  9. Jenn says:

    Hmmm…I wonder what they were up to???? Great job.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Sonya says:

    Love this, Kay! Great take on the prompt 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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