Hello again, wonderful readers. You are about to read something illegal!
…That may or may not be an exaggeration.
You see, this is Part One of a story that I am entering for Voice Week 2011. The basic idea is to post five parts to a story, which look at the same situation or person (I used the prompt, A Bride) through five different voices.
The thing is, each entrant was supposed to request for their name to be added to the competition. I did this… But a wee bit late, and so my request has not yet been confirmed. However, the idea behind this competition has enticed me enough that I am posting the first part of my story regardless, and just hoping that the good people behind Voice Week don’t suddenly come crashing through my windows in a dramatic FBI-like manner.
So here it is (she says cautiously):
* Angel in a Wedding Dress *
She looks like an angel, all blue-eyed, golden-haired beauty. For a moment, Robert sees her in her pink princess costume, laughing with delight on the swing as she squeals, “Higher, Daddy, higher!”
But then he blinks, and it is not his little princess that he sees, but Jayla, a mature and elegant woman in a silky dress.
“Are you ready, Jaybird?” Robert asks in a husky voice.
“Yes,” she says softly, smiling as he takes her slender hand within his own weathered fingers. He smiles back, and, with a breaking heart, tries to prepare for the happiest day of his daughter’s life.
- Love The Bad Guy