Edward had been the perfect best man. He smiled and laughed, ordered the photographers, made the toast, led the dance, cut the cake, been everywhere and done everything. Now alone in his shadowy balcony, he tore to pieces the newlyweds’ wedding picture, keeping only the bride’s portrait, which he kissed.
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I write as a way of life: stories, blogs, articles, almost-poems. I'm a freelancer, a vegetarian, and I listen to Leonard Cohen and enjoy French films. We are dying a little more with each new day we live, so shouldn't we make the most of our time?
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16 thoughts on “A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #7”
a character from love actually – the movie. Coincidence.
Really? I haven’t seen that film.
Yowsers. Nice twist, sir. These 50-word stories have become quite enjoyable.
I’m amazed at how much you can do in such a little space. For me, keeping it simple is one of the main things to remember in writing. Writing 50 word stories must be like doing sit-ups; painful exercises that lead to real results.
Simplicity is everything. 50-word stories also happen to be good for the lazy 😛 As for the real results, we’ll see about that.
Do check your email when you have the time. I have sent you an invisible gift!
And a great post you have there about snails.
elegant simple and beautiful
Those are the three words a writer most likes to hear.
Classic in what sense?
as in there have been lots of movies, shows, books, poems, & stories written about & involving this same scenario: the best man loving/liking/hooking up with the bride.
Believe it or not, I have not read or heard or seen a single one!
hmmm..than maybe it’s just me then.. I guess I’ve just seen/read/heard about it a lot.
It’s probably all because I do not watch TV. There was someone else who it happened in a film. The first comment actually.
Brilliant…. and quite sad.
Good one…..I like little snippets like these.