Friday Fictioneers – 11/8/2012

A Cold Reception

By Scott L Vannatter

November 8, 2012

The bride stepped to the window and tried to peer through the frost and ice.  All she could think of was how it would all be ruined now; the slight prediction of snow had become a reality.  Her heart nearly stopped; tears began.  Suddenly, two hands were placed on her shoulders.

“Cold Hands, warm heart,” was all he said.

She turned and looked at her father, her tears not even to her cheeks.

“It will be okay, you think?”

“I know it will.  You two are much more in love than a mere 1/2 inch of snow.”

Hugs said the rest.


I did not have access to Word today, so I had to manually count the words.  Should be 100. could be off 1 or 2, sorry!



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  • Lora  On November 12, 2012 at 2:13 am

    What a sweet, caring, gentle daddy. He wiped away her tears and made her wedding day even brighter…so pooh to that little snow.


  • Shirley McCann  On November 11, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I hope the groom makes it through the snow.


  • Swirling Turnip  On November 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Awww, a girl sometimes needs her daddy, this was one of those times and you conveyed their relationship wonderfully.


  • bridgesareforburning  On November 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Hi Scott,
    Good idea, to tie the snow to a planned wedding. I liked the relationship you developed between the bride and her father. Well done. Ron


  • beccaaudra  On November 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Hello Scott, how funny, I wrote the complete opposite kind of story but also based on a wedding:

    I like cold hands, warm heart. I love how warm the message of it is and how it brings out people’s wedding day stories. I love wedding day stories where it goes wrong but its all okay.


    • kindredspirit23  On November 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Yes, yours sounds like something I would write, just not now, as this one was for my daughter’s real marriage (Friday).


  • brudberg  On November 10, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Very sweet, and I think bad weather brings out the real purpose of a wedding much more. Well captured.


  • Rochelle Wisoff-Fields  On November 10, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Dear Scott,
    What a sweet story. Looking forward to your pics.
    My husband and I were married 41 years ago on a very cold, rainy November day. It didn’t dampen our spirits.


  • Douglas MacIlroy  On November 10, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Dear Scott,

    My son (named Scott, also) and his bride Tamara were dismayed when a triopical downpour flooded the grounds of the resort where they were getting married. Everyone was walking around in three inches of water and soaking wet and never was there a more meorable wedding.

    Your story captured all of that and more very well.




  • Sandra  On November 10, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Awww! sweet. Loved this, nice work.


  • Marisa  On November 10, 2012 at 2:16 am

    You’re such a romantic at heart, Scott!


  • boomiebol  On November 10, 2012 at 2:15 am

    This is so beautiful and I can almost see it. Well done


  • Indira  On November 10, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Very nice. Glad to know that everything was wonderful. Have a nice time.


  • kindredspirit23  On November 10, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Ceremony did go wonderfully. I plan on post with pics and video later next week.


  • buckwheatsrisk  On November 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    so cool (no pun intended!) my wedding day it poured rain, there was an accident in the town we got married in which caused all the power to go out just before the ceremony was to begin. We waited 45 mins. in the cold dark then decided to on with the wedding by candle light…just as we decided to do that, the power went on…even if it the ceromony had taken place in the dark, it still would have been the best day of my life!


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