“Hold it! The wedding’s off!” Craig Carson, the bride’s father, roared at the caterers.
Guests were notified to appear at the Carson’s lakeside cabin instead, for a picnic sans bride and groom.
They’d both been married before, Matthew twice. His mother, Madeleine, would’ve bet money on this time.
She heard a commotion and turned to see Matthew and Cynthia arriving, hand in hand.
Maybe I can get to them before Craig kills him, she thought.
“You didn’t expect this; neither did we. The familiar arrangements spooked us like a premonition. We’ll be in Mexico. No use wasting a great honeymoon.”
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Sandra McGillivray Ortgies lives on Whidbey Island, WA and is a member of the Whidbey Writers Group. Her focus is on travel articles, short stories, and poetry.