Yesterday we heard Diane, Katie’s daughter, telling Greg that he’d make someone a good husband – and as a clue, that she’d like a Dad again.
Today begins with a wedding – the marriage of Diane to Mark. aturally, is the photographer. We read how he and his assistant, Paul, work together in the church and the venue making sure that everything is captured perfectly.
After the meal – Greg had sat with Diane’s family as a guest – he and Paul compare notes. Paul has copied all the still shots to a laptop so that Greg can begin the act of culling the 1500 shots down to a manageable number. It’s at this point that Katie taps him on the shoulder to whisk him away to somewhere quiet, outside the function room, for interrogation.
Diane has been giving her earache lately – hints that Greg fancies her. She demands to know what’s going on. Greg tells her about the conversation in his shop with Diane. When he gets to the bit about her wanting a Dad, Katie explodes.
She says that she has been watching Greg but has seen no sign of passion. He tells her that he has loved her since they were children, but she has never noticed him as a person, only as as someone she sometimes works with. She tells him that he’s never said anything to her about his love. He tells her that he didn’t see the point. She always fancied stronger, fitter boys and, later on, that type of men. He obviously hasn’t been her type. He’s been invisible to her except in business.
But that was then, she tells him, this is now. He says that she’s right, and leads her back into the function room where, on one knee, and in front of her family and friends, he proposes. She accepts, they kiss and he asks who’s going to photograph their wedding.
End of story. I told you that I was nearing the end. Goodness only knows what I’ll find to write about tomorrow. In the end the story needed only 20,000 or so words, hardly even novella length, but I like the tale as it is and I have no intention of padding it out to some arbitrary length for publishing purposes. I wrote it because I felt that I had to write it.
Today’s featured photo is of giant, illuminated, and animated spiders crawling across the wall of Liverpool’s Cunard Building – one of the port’s famous ‘Three Graces’.
I used my Pentax 36 MP full-frame camera mounted on a tripod and with a 15-30 mm f/2.8 lens at 15 mm and f/2.8. The shutter speed was 1/60 secs and the ISO 3200.