Wayback Wednesday Photo Writing Prompt
Write a story, write a drabble, write a poem, write anything. If this inspires you drop me a link to your post in the comments, or send it to me on Twitter.
A Moment Frozen in Time
Sara’s bridesmaids chatted around her. Their high-pitched voices were filled with such excitement. Today, their dearest friend was getting married. Something they believed made you whole. Sara eyed them, wishing she could be part of their happiness. Everyone told her today would be the best day of her life, but she felt like it was the end.
The photographer shooed the bridesmaids away and began snapping pictures. Sara sat there distraught at her predicament. From this point on she’d be strapped to Harry, a man of few words and little laughter. She had wanted to marry Paul, but when Sara saw the look of disappointment in her parent’s eyes she knew they’d never approve. They spoke about Harry like he was the rising sun and finally she succumbed.
The photographer moved the veil in front of her delicate shoulders. “Give us a smile Sara, this is the best day of your life.”
Sara glared at him, her eyes full of disdain. “I’ll tell you what I told my mother. Just because I’m getting married, doesn’t mean I have to like it.”
The photographer pulled away from his camera to assess her. Sara noticed the look of pity on his face and realized he understood.
She reached out her thin hand, it trembled. “Help me please. I can’t bare to think of my life with him.”
The photographer raised one eyebrow. “I can help you, if you so desire.”
“I’ll do anything, just get me out of here, please.”
The photographer’s eyes gleamed. “Sit still for a moment and let me freeze this moment in time.”
Happiness exploded through every part of her being. This dress would no longer confine her, this stifling church wouldn’t bare witness to a marriage she would regret for the rest of her life. This picture would remind her of the choice she’d made to be free.
The photographer winked. “Give me your best smile.”
Sara flashed a smile that lit up the entire room. At the same moment the picture snapped, the photographer sneered. It was the last thing Sara remembered before she disappeared.
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