“Fiction In A Flash Challenge” Week #11 – Destination
I am so happy to participate in the “Fiction in a Flash Challenge” by Suzanne Burke. This is her Week #11. Each week she’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing. Maximum word count: 750 words. Please click the link at the end of the post if you’re interested.
“What do you think about St. Andrews Church?” Joshua and Melissa were at the café reviewed their notes. He had a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino and Melissa had a Cinnamon Dolce Latte.
“I like the layout of the sanctuary. The stage is five steps higher than the audience, but it’s not too far from the first pew. I like the alter and the apse behind it.” Melissa took a sip of her latte, recalled the details of the church layout.
“The location is just right with the access to major freeways.”
“We need to write different directions to get there because we have families and friends from all over the state. And we also need the direction to get to our homes from the airport.”
“Yes, I’ll write the directions. Have agreed that you’ll create the website? You’re the techie.”
“No problem. I picked the template of the website and the color scheme already.” Melissa took another sip of the latte.
“I trust you on that. I’ll admire it when it’s done.”
“I need you to help in making a list of the hotels in town with different price ranges, a list of the restaurants, some entertainments, and places to visit while they’re in town.”
“That part is simple. I’ll have them in just a few clicks. Some tourist sites have plenty of recommendations.” Joshua entered a few notes on his phone.
“I created a spreadsheet of the timeline. Once we decide on the church and reception locations, I’ll plug in the details. We have visited several churches. What other ones do we consider?”
“What do you think about the Lutheran Church?”
“I liked it, but the sanctuary has dark walls on all sides. The church doesn’t have the best lighting for photography.”
“You’re a better one to have any say on that from a photographer point of view. What other churches do we want to consider?”
“The Presbyterian Church has a modern look.”
“Yes, there are plenty of parking spaces, and the structure is on the same level as the church.”
“But it’s too far from the Reception Hall at the Gulf Course. I’m afraid some people may get lost. I know we can give the direction from the church to the Reception Hall.”
“Your concern is valid. Let’s keep talking.”
“I can’t believe it’s been seven years since we met.”
“Time flies when you have fun as people say. I’m so happy that we have fun together.”
“You were so cute when we first met.” Sparks filled Melissa’s eyes.
“How so? What did I do?”
“Well, that’s it. You did nothing. You just stared at me for the longest time until I said ‘hi’ and you startled.”
“I did? I don’t remember that.”
“You offered to buy me a drink. I said ‘I don’t drink’.”
“Now I remember. Then I said I’d buy you anything to drink.”
“It was our first day there at the resort on the mountain. I arrived in the morning and you got there in the afternoon.”
“Yes, I took the gondola lift to get up there.”
“So did I! I wanted to have time to look around before the hiking trip the next day.”
“How did you like the view going up?”
“The aerial view of the water fall from the gondola took my breath away. It was like magic.”
“It was impressive and exhilarating. I had seen nothing like that. It’s not the same as seeing it from the airplane. It’s seeing it in the air yet, it’s close enough to see the rushing bubbles.”
“I’m writing our story to post on the wedding website… That’s it! I want a destination wedding.” Melissa almost jumped up.
“At the resort on the mountain top?”
“Yeah, I want people to experience the magic.”
“I know, people always want to know how and where the couple met.”
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