29/05/2019

WHEN MATT AND TRACEY WERE MARRIED


WHEN MATT AND TRACEY WERE MARRIED

Matt and Tracey’s wedding was perfect.
Her Dad mellowed from ‘Don’t bring that hippie round my house’ to ‘He’s a son-in-law to be proud of’.
His mother, who had threatened not to come, was splendid in pink with a huge hat.
His brother’s speech managed – just – not to offend Grandma, the cake was delicious, and her sister caught the bouquet.
They jetted off to the Maldives in a daze of happiness.

The glow lasted till the third day. The islands were so low in the fabulous azure sea that the only way Matt could get a signal was by climbing a tree.
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I wrote today's story in ten minutes, and it came in at exactly 100 words, so I hope it passes muster! 
Thanks to Rochelle for hosting our group of writers and to Susan Eames for the photograph - I am sure a mobile signal was the last thing on her mind when she took it! Sorry, Susan :(

47 comments:

  1. Pah! He should be strolling hand in hand with poor Tracey...

    (Go and find the cocktail bar, Trace!)

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  2. Should've left the smartphone at home!

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  3. Was Tracey really his true love?
    Ann

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    1. Some people are welded to their phones.

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  4. It's surprising how upset we can get over trivial inconveniences! You catch that well in your story. I'm envious that you can write a piece for FF in 10' - it takes me hours, usually!

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    1. Sometimes it takes me days - i just hit a good patch today!

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  5. He needs to concentrate on his bride instead of his phone. Nice take on the photo prompt, Lizy.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  6. It's a complete story. You told a lot there. Well-done.

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  7. Ha! A lot of truth in that, Lizy.

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  8. Sounds like he's desperate to get away. There are marriages like this, I hear, although most seem be between movie stars. Nice story. :)
    -David

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    1. He might just be checking on his football team.

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  9. Dear Liz,

    Ah this brings back memories of my wedding night. However in that day it wasn't the cell phone it was the television in the hotel room. Nice one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Oh dear! Did you smash the remote control?

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  10. So much for the honeymoon. I swear...

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    1. Honeymoons are overrated - my first one we took a week after the wedding because we'd already booked a trip before the wedding was arranged!

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    2. The expectations are way too high, in my opinion!
      My second one ended up being a month after our wedding so we could go with another couple (who married a month after we did ;-) )

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  11. smartphones can be a blessing and a curse indeed.

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    1. Serve him right if he get insects in his underwear!

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  12. Now I think she's going to see a whole other side to the love of her life.

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    1. They'll probably work it out - if he has the sense to concentrate only on her for the next year at least! 😁

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  13. Cell phones should be absolutely verboten on honeymoons.

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    1. Yep, but would you be prepared to confiscate them?

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  14. He lasted without reception for three days. That's pretty impressive these days!

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  15. Now she knows what she got into, that won't change. Unromantic bloke, which is the normal, I suppose.

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    1. True. Romantic men are rare creatures!

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  16. So sad....honeymooning in such a beautiful location and he has to pull out the phone. Sniff....

    DB McNicol
    author, traveler, shutterbug
    Author Blog
    Personal Blog

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  17. Not a good way to start a marriage. He's already having an affair - with his phone.

    My go at Friday Fictioneers!



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  18. A great story in only ten minutes. Sad the romance only lasted three days and out comes the phone. Nicely done!

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  19. Three days! What a loser. Her parents were right, I suspect. Fun story.

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  20. A good story that's well written, Liz. Poor Tracey must be wondering if the phone is always going to come before her. He's addicted. ---- Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne - unfortunately so many people are addicted!

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  21. Poor Tracey, although she probably knew what she was getting into.
    Good story.

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    1. Tracy was probably pleasantly surprised he lasted three days!

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  22. The muster is passed! Nice job, Liz!

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