Glasses clinked as the champagne flowed freely, the sound mirroring the laughter on the lawns.

It was certainly a huge turnout, bigger than what Natalie had expected. Turning away from the window, she looked at herself in the mirror once again. The dress fit her form perfectly and her hair was pulled into a beautiful bun.

Walking down the staircase, she stretched her arms out in greeting, ‘Darling Maya, you came! How lovely!’

A couple of air-kisses later, Maya exclaimed, ‘Natalie, congratulations! Seems like yesterday!’

‘Happily married for 23 years , darling.’

Five feet away, her husband snorted into his drink.


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For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’ve taken up the theme of

An Oxymoron rendered inย micro-fiction.

Each day’s titleย will have one half of the oxymoron while the second half will be revealed towards the end of the post.

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27 thoughts on “Happily – #FlashFiction #AtoZChallenge

  1. Did not click on the link originally, but then did on re-reading it.
    Quite detailed description for a very short piece..Nice one, Shailaja. This is clearly your niche ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. An oxymoron with an adverb today! And the ending was too hilarious ๐Ÿ˜›
    And judging from the comments, this oxymoron does indeed have traces of truth in it ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚

  3. You know that I know of this oxymoron very well. ๐Ÿ™‚ And yet, Iโ€™m hopeful it need not be one. I would like to believe that โ€˜Happily Marriedโ€™ can be a true state of mind (and heart).

  4. Haha, this oneโ€™s my favorite oxymoron. I had a feeling this is what you were going for right from when I read the title.

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