Thursday, July 2, 2015

FFF# 107 Mail Order

In a 100 words no more or less, here is my 107th Flasher Fiction Friday. Look to this link to read other great Flasher Fiction posts from great writers. Flasher Fiction Friday
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Mail Order

Adriana stands quiet among the others. Her face is covered with a veil as she stands in a dark brown cloak. She stands motionless as she feels eyes inspecting her. Adriana tries not to chew on her lip as she waits. Everything has to be perfect. She can’t be sent home, not now. It will embarrass her family name if she’s not chosen; it will ruin her for a mate.

“The brides will now be called by their new husbands.”

Adriana waits as the others are called.

One by one they leave the stage.

Yet she remains unwed and unwanted.

5 comments:

Muffy Wilson said...

Oh, AuroraRose, that was compellingly sad. You certainly drew the empathy out of me in a few short words. Bravo!

Doris O'connor said...

Oh bless her, how very sad :-(

Naomi said...

Oh so sad. I hope Adriana finds someone soon

Dariel Raye said...

So sad to be reduced to this. Even sadder that too many real-live women devalue themselves the same way. Hopefully, she'll have an epiphany, learn she's more than her marital status. Great, moving flash, Aurora! Hit my women's issues button :-)

Pablo Michaels said...

The other women must have been much more inviting than Adriana. I feel for her because she appears to be very beautiful. I want to read more.