This evocative photo is the prompt for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers’ challenge. Can you write a story of 100 words ? Here’s where my imagination led me.
FOR BETTER AND FOR WORSE
We gather on this remote station platform far from home.
DO YOU TAKE….
I’ve longed for this day, be close enough to touch him,
not separated by the rancour and enmity of our families.
TO BE YOUR….
Kept apart by these jealous old men, feuding over land. Making me an object for their barter.
LAWFUL WEDDED WIFE……Yes
I am your comrade, your soul-friend. Will this marriage promise hold us secure against the shuttered minds of our elders ?
FROM THIS DAY FORTH ? ….I do
Now is our time……Who are those men coming towards us ?