The Wedding Planner

Marsha was feeling a little tense as she was preparing for her daughter’s nuptials on Sunday. She had a preoccupation with all of the details and feared that she would run out of time before the big day.

Unfortunately, Marsha couldn’t just create more time, and with no time to waste, she reached out to her husband, who amid all the pressure Marsha was feeling, sat in the living room binge-watching “Stranger Things.”

“Bob, you need to shut off the TV, get up off your ass, and help me out with the wedding before I go completely insane,” Marsha said, tears streaming down her cheeks.

“Of course, babe,” Bob said. He turned off the television, stood up, walked over to Marsha, gave her a big hug, and said, “You can count on me to be the wind beneath your wings.”

Marsha smiled. “Living with you, Bob, is never dull.”

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (tense/dull), Word of the Day Challenge (nuptials/wind), The Daily Spur (preoccupation), My Vivid Blog (run), Ragtag Daily Prompt (create), Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge (waste), Your Daily Word Prompt (amid), and E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (binge).

Cleaning Up His Act

As the groom stood at the alter watching his bride-to-be marching slowly toward him to the tune of “Here Comes the Bride” he was overwhelmed by a feeling of reverie. He couldn’t wait until they recited their vows and the pastor gave him permission to kiss the bride.

But then a feeling of dread crept into his consciousness as he remembered that he hadn’t cleared the browser history and the cache on his iPhone, leaving open the possibility that his wife might discover all of the pornographic sites he regularly visited and the images and videos he had saved. And if she did find them, it could spark a very rough beginning to their young marriage.

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (groom), MMA Storytime (overwhelmed), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (reverie), The Daily Spur (permission), Your Daily Word Prompt (cache), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (spark).

MLMM Photo Challenge — Thriller

PPO ppmThriller“What are you doing?” Cheryl asked her boyfriend, Josh.

“I’m practicing,” Josh answered.

“Practicing what?”


“Thriller? What are you talking about?”

“My sister’s wedding,” Josh answered.

“I still don’t understand.”

“Her wedding is on Halloween night, so all of the extended family members are getting together and we’re going to surprise her at the reception by getting out on the dance floor and dancing the choreography to Michael Jackson’s song, Thriller.”

“Oh that is so cool!” Cheryl said. “Can I join in? After all, I’m your girlfriend.”

“Sure,” Josh said, “but you have to learn the steps.”

“Show me,” Cheryl demanded.

“Okay stand like this, with your feet apart, your knees bent, and your hands up over your head, as if you’re a zombie.”

Standing next to Josh, Cheryl mimicked his stance. “Like this?” she asked.

“Perfect,” Josh said. “You’re a natural.”

Written for this week’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge. Photo credit: Google.

The Wedding Toast

E1B042AA-3F28-4DC1-A467-DA9E89DFB908.jpeg“Please, honey,” John’s wife said, “try not to be so verbose this time.”

“Hey, Elaine, was that a dig?” John said, a friendly grin on his face.

“No, sweetheart, just a suggestion to keep it short,” Elaine said. “You do have a tendency to go on an on, flapping your waddle when you make a long speech.”

“My waddle?”

“Yes, babe,” Elaine said. “Ever since you lost all that weight you’ve got a bunch of loose skin under your chin that flaps when you talk. It’s really distracting.”

“That was an unkind thing to say,” John said, feigning hurt.

Elaine walked up to John, grabbed his waddle and fondled it. “I love your waddle, John, I really do. You remind me of that sexy Mitch McConnell.” Then she kissed his lips. “All the other wives are green with envy that I have a hubby with such a magnificent chin waddle.”

John smiled and returned his wife’s kiss. “Thanks, I think,” he said.

“But that not withstanding,” Elaine said, “you really do need to transcend that tendency of yours to drone on and on when someone hands you a microphone. Remember, when asked to give a wedding toast to the bride and groom, to keep it crisp.”

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (verbose),  Daily Addictions (dig), Word of the Day Challenge (waddle) The Daily Spur (green), Your Daily Word Prompt (transcend), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (crisp).