3 February 2023

Published February 1, 2023 by rochellewisoff

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PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas


Genre: Romantic Fiction
Word Count: 100


Twirling in front of the mirror, Hattie admired her reflection. Her wedding dress, complete with a satin train, made her feel like a fairytale princess. The heart-shaped diamond on her left hand sparkled. The day James presented it to her everyone in the restaurant applauded. How could she refuse?

            Reluctantly, Hattie slipped off the gown. Had she made the right decision? Marriage was a huge commitment.

            She took off the ring and laid it beside a handwritten note that read,

            “Dear James,

                        “By the time you read this, David and I will be on our honeymoon.

                                    “Love and apologies,


79 comments on “3 February 2023

  • Oh, how sad for the poor groom! But I’ll choose to believe he found a wonderful woman, and they all lived happily ever after 🙂

    Yellow roses–my absolute favorites, used them on my wedding cake and bouquet 🙂

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    Hattie is a bit of a bitch and James is lucky to be rid of her. Yes, yes, it is better to not go through with it if it’s not meant to be; but to leave such a note? I have no respect for her. But lots for you who managed to bring up so much emotion in me!

    Shalom and lotsa love in all the right places,


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  • Nice twist… of the knife in James’s back. The old “Dear James” letter. Brutal. I guess it’s better than being left at the altar. At least he got the ring back. David could have scored double if his bride came complete with a ring.

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    • Dear Neel,

      If you read my story for this week, you’ll see that James is just fine. 😉 Thank you.
      I’m sorry about the link. The inLinkz closes every week on Tuesday at 7:00 pm (1900) my time, which if I did my math correctly that would be 0630 Wednesday morning your time. Once it’s closed even I can’t add a link. Sor sorry.




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