99 Words Story- A wedding

September 5, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word, “swimmingly.” which means “smoothly or satisfactorily.” What is the situation? Who is involved? Let the word take you into a story. Go where the prompt leads!


“Well, that went swimmingly”. Ali, the father remarked as the last of the guests departed. It was a small affair. The small intimate wedding function with just the families from both sides present.

There were no relatives of the relatives, no second or third cousins removed, no colleagues or even friends. The bride and the groom wanted to keep it simple and so it was.

Every detail was arranged by them both and the parents had little to do but to pay off the caterers.

I wish every wedding was that simply done and was so hassle-free,” Ali said.


Word count; 99

Written for 99 Word Story- Swimmingly, hosted by Charli Mills of the carrot ranch



53 thoughts on “99 Words Story- A wedding

  1. I wanted to go to the dance, but I was afraid. Afraid of looking lonely and desperate. I only had one real friend and he wouldn’t be there (he didn’t long to be humiliated like I did). This is my senior year and I deserve to be happy. But would the looks on the students faces when I walk in really make me happy? Hell no!

    On the way out the door the phone rang. It was Christopher, my best friend. “My dad is taking me to the movies. Come with.” Decision made. My night went swimmingly well! Lit!

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      1. Sometimes family oblilgations and traditions weight too heavy – I think if I could do ‘it’ again – I would elope. Just because I really wasn’t in charge because of other schecuale I didn’t even get the date I wanted. But Hubby and I did and are doing just fine 😀

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