Weather Or Not #throwback

Today is my 37th Wedding Anniversary. Three years ago it was a Bloggers Bash too. And a Sue Vincent writephoto prompt led to this short piece. So many memories these events trigger… sigh….

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt was this

‘Good morning, people and who do we have here?’

Janice shuffled nervously forward, avoiding the over large hailstones that obstructed her path.

‘Tsk,’ Rodney Carbuncle clapped his hands and a broombot scuttled across the terrace and swept the debris away. ‘Wagner,’ Rodney whispered. ‘The producer wanted a spectacular without the usual drenching. Now, don’t tell me,’ his oily smile was as slick as the sheeting rain that filled the neighbouring field, ‘wedding plans?’

Janice nodded and looked lovingly at her fiancé, Darren. He, meanwhile stared open-mouthed at the vortex that had engulfed the arena to his left, pulling a bonfire from its moorings and creating a spectacular fireball. Rodney sneered as he looked at the display. ‘Footballer. Celebrating some win, I expect.’ He leant towards Janice and whispered, ‘Nouveau, of course. About as much taste as quorn soup. So, what are we thinking? Dappled woodland? Sussurating sycamores? We at Weather Or Not pride ourselves on creating the perfect microclimate for your big day.’

The smarm was professional and overwhelming. The lovebirds gazed at Rodney before saying, both at the same time, ‘Sun’ ‘Snow’.

Darren and Janice exchanged looks, hers horrified, his sheepish. Rodney slipped between them, gracelessly hurrying them towards two large screens at the rear of their arena. ‘I think I know just the thing. Bride arrives in a carriage, furs elegantly draped – classy, my dear, none of your sub Doctor Chivago – with snow gently falling. She steps from the broom,’ he waved impatiently as a bot mistook his reference and began sweeping again, ‘and throws back her cloak as she strides into the sunlit uplands for the ceremony…’

Darren’s eyes were wide open, ‘You can do all of that?’

Rodney picked up a remote and the screen filled with exactly that scene, ‘Darling, for his second inauguration, we made Donald Trump’s tan look real. Believe me, after that it’s not Weather, but when.’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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22 Responses to Weather Or Not #throwback

  1. Mary Smith says:

    Happy Anniversary!

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  2. davidprosser says:

    Another gem from the Geoff Lepard pen. Happy Anniversary to you both Boyo.

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  3. Congratulations to you both

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  4. Excellent – and Happy Anniversary!

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Happy Anniversary to you both ….happy memories too💜

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  6. Happy Anniversary Geoff. I remember this photo. Liked your take.

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  7. trifflepudling says:

    Happy Anniversary for yesterday! Interestingly, the first thing which comes to mind, after the horrible dress I wore, are the two grandmothers! Then after you two, The Textiliste’s parents; then the really good reception. I remember not knowing what to say to your dad for some reason! Maybe his penetrating eyes… Wonderful nosh – I hope you aren’t planning to undertake the catering as well as grounds management for this summer’s event… My takeaway was how great you looked, and still look, together and how completely charming the Textiliste was in her fab dress.

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  8. Pam Lazos says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and the Textiliste, perhaps the greatest name ever given to a spouse! Enjoy! xo

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Jennie says:

    Happy anniversary. I can imagine all your stirred up memories.

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