365 Days Writing Prompt Challenge: Day 208

208. Video Inspiration:

Today’s prompt said and I quote,

“Go to Vimeo.com or YouTube.com and watch one of the videos featured on the homepage. Write something inspired by what you see.”


Here’s the YouTube video and here’s the writing to accompany it!

Enjoy! 🙂


Bigger than Ben Hur, that’s what it was.

It hadn’t started out that way.

Sadie had been 16, nearly 17 and Travis was a year older. One day he’d come into the cafe where she worked and asked her out and that was pretty much it. They’d be inseparable ever since.

When she realised she was pregnant she’d told Travis first of course and he was overjoyed with the news. Her mother had warmed to the idea, but to say her father was angry was an understatement.

Travis had copped a punch in the face.

Fast forward a year and a half later and Sadie was secretly six months pregnant with the second one. She hadn’t told her parents yet. That was the bombshell she planned to drop at the wedding reception.

As she adjusted her tiara and veil, she just hoped that her father would remain civil in front of the guests. She suspected a few people already knew the real reason for the shotgun wedding, but then again, they had one child, it’s not like it was their first.

She sighed.

Dear God, she whispered silently in her mind. Please don’t let Dad punch Travis in the face again.

Yep, the whole thing was bigger than Ben Hur. She just hoped that there was no fight scene like the movie. She suspected if there was, someone wouldn’t make it out alive and somehow, she didn’t think her father would be the one to die.


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