100-word fiction: ’34 Years’

The radio said the missile tests were a direct threat. There was rhetoric too: the nations of the free world would not stand idly by. In the street, a man shouted to neighbours that the sunshine was set to last. A couple were watering the pot plants in their garden. They’d now been married for 34 years. It was hot on their wedding day too – and on the day they met. Her blue dress with the pink flowers, her hair up like she used to have it and her eyes bright and dazzling: the most beautiful girl in the world.

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Author: mwbewick

MW Bewick is a writer, journalist and musician, based in Wivenhoe and sometimes London. He is one half of Dunlin Press.

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