Bruce and Will

This post is written for Mondays Finish The Story. This is a unique flash fiction challenge where we are provide with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Our challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words and using the first sentence in bold below.

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© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

The Mayor and the town manager waved as their next victim approached.

Well they weren’t really victims.

The couple approaching was there to get married.

Jack, the town manager and local minister, always preformed the ceremony, and Matt, the Mayor of Sherman Montana was always the witness. Together they had performed over 146 marriages over the years.

As Bruce and Will approached they were a bit apprehensive about how they would be received in this part of the country. After all they reasoned that gay marriages were not a very common event here.

The event went off without a hitch. As Bruce and Will were leaving both the mayor and pastor wished them well.

“We wish you both happiness in your future together. May you be together as long as we have. We celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary tomorrow.”