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At the foot of Edward’s bed was a gangling, humanoid shape. It looked at Edward all doe-eyed, tilting it’s misshapen head with inflamed curiosity. The creature opened a wardrobe, removed Elizabeth‘s wedding dress and put it on. The creature’s eyes fluttered as she admired her profane appearance.

Edward exited the bedroom. Waiting outside were three more creatures. Each held decaying flowers in their clawed hands and wore Elizabeth’s favourite perfume.

Edward’s arm interlocked with his new bride. The bridesmaids escorted the couple downstairs and outside. The newspapers said that the Police were hopeful of finding the missing man soon.

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    Drew Martyn almost 3 years ago

    Truly scary :)

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    Horrorshow almost 3 years ago

    Thank you, Drew. :-)

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    Michael D. Brooks almost 3 years ago

    This is open to soooo many interpretations. Nice.

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    Horrorshow almost 3 years ago

    @Michael - thank you, sir. This drabble is abbreviated from a 500 word short story I once wrote. The longer version probably answers a number of the questions that the drabble incarnation raises!

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    Horrorshow almost 3 years ago

    @Chloe - I'm so touched by your continued support and encouragement. Thank you. I deeply appreciate your lovely comments. :-)

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    D.M. almost 3 years ago

    Great last line. It is that kind of twist or revelation that makes a drabble really work.
    I need to practice that. I admire your craft.

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    Horrorshow almost 3 years ago

    Thank you, D.M. I'm very flattered indeed. :-)

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    A. Jones almost 3 years ago

    You inspire me to write more. Your drabbles are exceptional

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    Horrorshow almost 3 years ago

    I can't think of anything kinder you could have said, A. Jones. Your generous words truly delight me. Thank you for reading and commenting. :-)

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    Horrorshow almost 3 years ago

    Thank you to all who read and voted for, "The Wedding Dress" to make it Drabble of the Week #38!

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