A Different Slice of Cake

Divinely confectioned as Viola was in a draped-back gown of ivory bridal satin, antagonistic clouds were already gathering on the morning of her impending wedded bliss.   Edgar, precisely attired in a black tailcoat and trousers, mulishly pocket watch dueled over the correct time with his out-of-town best man.  “Good golly,” countered Edgar’s second, his hair sweeping recklessly across his eyes.  “Of what consequence is a minute or two when an entire lifetime with this pip of a gal awaits you!”  Enough time, perhaps, for Viola, noting the rakish angle of Cecil’s finely chiseled jawline, to fancy an entirely different future.


The prompt?  Moments.



10 thoughts on “A Different Slice of Cake

  1. In the picture you’ve created for me, it sounds a wee bit as if Viola is getting a case of cold feet in regards to the marriage to her Price Charming. She definite shows signs of being nervous in facing a totally different life to that she’s become accustomed to living in.

    Has my imagination read too much between the lines of what you’ve written, or have I successful seen the actual picture you had in mind when you wrote this.

    A Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and your family.

  2. Thanks Robin! You got what I was trying to convey here. The grass is looking greener on the other side of the altar for Viola right now. I wonder what might happen in sentence six…

    A Happy and prosperous New Year to you and your family too.

  3. Oooh, I sense trouble ahead! I wonder what Viola will do. Hmmmm. I like Edgar’s line about “this pip of a gal” – totally sounds like something he would say!

    I hope you’re doing well in the new year! Seems like everyone is having a bad winter this year just like the farmer’s almanac predicted. I hope it doesn’t cause too much of a ripple effect for this summer.

  4. Great response to the prompt. This one made me giggle:~) I love how you describe your characters. You make me see them so clearly. This short-short-short had the feeling of “A Room With a View.” Well done.

    Also, happy new year to you:~)

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