Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happily Ever After: A Short Short Story

The wedding dress was still in the box in the secondhand store. A girl picked it up and held it against her.

“Can we buy it?” Fairytale sequins and lace glistened.

“We don’t have enough money,” the boy said.

"I know. I just wanted a pretty dress to be married in. I can wear my Sunday dress. That will be fine."

"Once I'm in Afghanistan, the military will send you money. You'll be okay. A dress won't make us more of less married." He pulled the girl to him and wrapped his arms around her.

At the counter a woman whispered to the clerk, “Put that dress on my bill. Don't tell them until I've left."




7 comments:

Mac n' Janet said...

That's wonderful. We were on a flight last year and a man in 1st class gave his seat to a soldier. My husband was in the military for 21 years and I'm glad to see people start appreciating their military.

storytellermary said...

Beautiful story! Thanks!

B. WHITTINGTON said...

love love love - you are such a wonderful story spinner. Hugs.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Short. But very sweet!

annie said...

wonderful!

Sue said...

Aww. Perfect ending.

=)

Anonymous said...

Let us all pay it forward . . . sweet story.

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