Flash Fiction: “I do!”

Flash Fiction: “I do!”


            “Where on earth is Nigel”
Frustrated, Maura sought refuge under the red umbrellas present at Lancaster lake. It wasn’t as much that the weather was hot but rather the sun rays melting her pancaked face which bothered her. She looked at her watch, 3:35pm, “Nigel better have a good reason for keeping me waiting”.

Just then, Maura noticed a ripple at the center of the waterbody. Her eyes widened as she realized splashes of water were erupting from the ripple. She took a few steps towards it when a floating box caught her eye.

At the top of the box was a banner on which was boldly written:
                “I know you don’t like cheesy,
                 I’ll try to make this cool;
                 Sorry for keeping you waiting-
                 Maura please please say I do”

It was the worst poem Maura had ever read but even that didn’t stop the tears from flowing down her cheeks. She screamed at the top of her lungs to Nigel who appeared at the other side of the lake,
                     “I thought you’ll never ask!”

This post is In submission to the flash fiction for aspiring writers photo prompt challenge. Word count: 175 words. We are provided with a photo every week on which a story of 150 (give or take 25 words) is required. If you’d like to participate or read awesome flash fiction stories, just click on the link above. 🙂