Sleeping BeautyA Chapter by Wandering Violet
Mr and Mrs Smith were celebrating the birth of baby Aurora. They were older parents and after many failed IVF attempts had finally succeeded in having a daughter.
They threw a big party and invited all the family and friends. Mrs Smith’s friends brought a three-wheeler stroller as a present and Mr Smith’s friends consoled him that it was too bad she wasn’t a son. However they forgot to invite mother-in-law who turned up anyway and had a few too many drinks.
She climbed up on the table and started singing Aretha Franklin and didn’t like it when they all dragged her down. In the confusion she slipped and broke her ankle and blamed it on the baby. She tore her party dress and ran out of the house, vowing never to speak to them again.
Then mother-in-law invited herself along in the midst of the celebration, never one to miss a free brandy. She got drunk again and had to be taken away by the Police who had turned up with an arrest warrant for one of the boyfriends who’d been out hooning earlier in the evening.
In the next cubicle in the emergency ward, a young man was recovering from a hard night out on the town and accidentally staggered into her room on the way back from the bathroom.
When she got out of hospital, she moved out of home and went to live with him. They decided to get married when their youngest child turned five and unwisely invited the old drunken granny too. She turned up with a bunch of roses which she gave to the bride.
© 2011 Wandering Violet
Added on November 15, 2011
Last Updated on November 15, 2011
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AboutI’m Wandering Violet, a young Kiwi writer. I hope you enjoy reading my ramblings :-) I’m a great believer in equality, and I hate discrimination in all forms. I'm lesbian and Chris.. more..