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The Backup Plan – Flash Fiction

About to get married in a few weeks. Had everything planned, and in place. It wasn’t going to be a big wedding just family and close friends.

My maid of honor was a little pregnant, (okay a lot pregnant) with a chance of giving birth before our wedding day.

During the wedding rehearsal, I thought she looked a little piqued and asked if she was going to be okay. “No worries.”

Thank goodness I had a backup maid of honor, my sister in law Jackie as Shelley gave birth to a baby boy on the eve of our wedding.


This short story was written for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less)  write a short story using the term backup or back up. If you’d like to join us please do so. We have a lot of fun at the ranch. Hope to see you there!

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  1. Somebody who was in my cousin’s wedding party last summer was pregnant. Fortunately, she waited until after the wedding.

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    March 6, 2019
  2. Great story. I laughed at the end. Well done.

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    March 5, 2019
  3. Life has a way of ‘pressing’ forward. Birth and Weddings are good beginnings 🙂

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    March 2, 2019
  4. Ha! I laughed at the aside “(okay a lot pregnant)”! Always good to have a backup maid of honor in such situations.A creative take on the prompt, Susan.

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    March 2, 2019
  5. Good to have back up!

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    March 1, 2019

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