December 14, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “only in…” It can be used to tell a story about a profession, a place or situation. Go where the prompt leads you.
This was Charli Mill’s addictive flash fiction challenge at the Carrot Ranch this week. I’ve just ingurgitated my dose and fortunately it has taken me to a lighter level than my last somewhat depressing post.
So, in an unusual ‘back to my roots’ mood, I came up with a wee Scottish story. Just for fun…
The McWedding Day
Mrs McGregor slid along the polished pew to get a better view down the aisle to the front of the church.
“You’re absolutely right, Jean. But it’s a wee bit short, don’t you think?”
“No, but maybe too tight on the hips. Makes it rather lumpy over the bum.”
The organist struck up the first chords and every head turned towards the beaming bride, entering on her father’s arm.
An old Irish cousin, one row back, whispered into her neighbour’s ear – “Only in Scotland could you comment on the groom’s kilt as much as the bride’s gown!”
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