Third Time Around by Sandra McGillivray Ortgies

“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.”

© Copyright 2016 Sandra McGillivray Ortgies. All rights reserved.
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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.

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