© Mary Shipman

100-word Flash Fiction
#FridayFictioneers (#FF)

This week’s 100-word story is inspired by this photograph provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Since she was ten, Marissa talked about dressing in Victorian style on her wedding day. “If you’re going to do a period wedding, you’ll have to be authentic,” Mother always said.

Today, in the most exclusive vintage shop Mother could find, they shopped for the costume.

“How much is that?” Marissa excitedly asked the owner pointing to a lovely chemise.

“Three hundred twenty five dollars.”

“And that gorgeous corset?”

“Twelve hundred fifty.”

“I’m thin, I don’t need the corset. The petticoat?”

“Eighteen hundred.”


Fifteen minutes later, they met Dad at the car. Mom smiled and whispered, “Crisis averted.”



33 thoughts on “#FF: I don’t even have the dress yet

  1. ‘Crisis averted’ – says so much. We can read between the lines. I feel a bit sad that she can’t have what she’s dreamed of since she was ten – I hope her compromise wedding still makes her happy.

    1. If she’s smart she’ll realize that she doesn’t need to spend big bucks on one day. The marriage is more important than the wedding. Thanks for dropping by! See you next time.

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