200 Cameras

200 CamerasTomorrow is my wedding to a man who knows how to make me laugh. Although this groom-to-be texts from Houston—forgot setting alarm missed flight—no explanation, no remedy. No regrets.

Within 20 seconds, Mother’s screaming in his ear. Uncle Kell threatens to fetch him in the Cessna, then break both legs after the reception.

So he’s here—shaven, cologned, tuxedoed. Since when can’t you take a joke? I get hugged. From ceremonial procession to cake-cutting, all goes perfectly as planned.

Except I didn’t fool the iPhones. They prove what 24 hours of tears do to a face.

Shoshauna Shy knew nothing about 100-word stories until meandering onto this website. 200 Cameras” is her first attempt at writing one.

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6 Responses to “200 Cameras”

  1. claire says:

    I didn’t understand the story at first by I read it again and I thought about it and I thought this was an amazing story you did a great job.

  2. Lori Lipsky says:

    What a gem of a story. Brilliant.

  3. What a terrific little story! I find it amazing that the author was able to set up an intriguing plot and also provide at least two fully developed characters in under a hundred words. Terrific work!

  4. Shoshauna Shy’s bleak little story is remarkably effective– she’s somehow created at least 2, maybe 3 (Uncle Kell) three-dimensional characters in a mere 100 words. Amazing! I look forward to seeing more of her work in this genre.

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