Poisoned Words

Photo copyright: Jade M. Wong

Photo copyright: Jade M. Wong

Celinna had allowed their wedding to go ahead for Ben had always loved her and been there for her. She could see the minute like movements of his face, as her scent assaulted him, and the sounds of the ceremony took place around him.

Ben tried thinking that he was resting in a gently flowing river with the warmth of the midday sun on his skin. Yet distorted faces drifted before him. One particular one seemed intent on destroying Ben’s dream. It was Edward his best man and soon to be the king of a nightmare delivery.

As Edward stood up to deliver his speech Ben felt like he was dying, drowning in his own blood, as if barbed words had pierced him.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please stand for the bride and groom.

It is my pleasure to welcome the beautiful Celinna and her secondhand husband. Some of you will know that before he married Celinna he was to be my husband. Now they have stolen Cupid’s bow from me. Yet she carries my child.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Michael

    Goodness I bet that speech went down well…..most engaging Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Michael – Glad it worked.

  2. J.A. Prentice

    Well, that’s one way to give a memorable speech. Great story!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you J.A. There must have been many shocked faces.

  3. neeltheauthor

    What a speech full of vengeance. Good writing, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Neel, I am grateful for your supportive feedback on this story. I was not sure about this story.

  4. Iain Kelly

    Complicated relationships. Perhaps he should’ve chosen someone else to be the best man!

    1. Michael Humphris

      The groom now agrees with you, thank you Iain

  5. James

    A marriage made in hell.

    1. Michael Humphris

      The bride is blushing.

  6. Priceless Joy

    Oh my goodness! This marriage is not starting out too well! Great story, Mike. I agree with James. A marriage made in hell.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Yes I am sure that I saw the bride blush. Thank you PJ.

  7. Jelli

    Weird one.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I would agree with you, my original story idea started in the year 2117. !

  8. Kalpana Solsi

    Edward is the worst man . revenge flowing in his veins .


    1. Michael Humphris

      That is so true – I don’t expect to see this character ever again.

  9. Team MocktailMommies

    What a twist to the tale.. Some people are just too poisonous.
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies

    1. Michael Humphris

      Or to greedy. The artist made me think that some have lost touch with what it is to really care for nature and life.

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