■ ■ ■ New Format for A to Z Challenge Posts ■ ■ ■
For the remainder of April, my Blogging from A to Z April Challenge posts will include: (1) the font/prompt info, (2) the backstory or story idea and/or backstory inspired by the chosen font, and (3) any supplemental creative fodder (e.g., notes, character sketches, perspective lines, images) I chose to share.
Believe it or not, I didn’t really like the font options for the letter “Y.” I ended up going with today’s choice because it was the only one that resonated even a little. At first, I had a fleeting idea of a story where a hostess accidently sends a party invitation to the last person in the world she’d want to attend, and her having to deal with awkwardness when said person arrives, invitation in hand. Then after sitting with the idea, I tweaked things a bit.
The idea below relates the tale of a wedding planner who purposely neglects to inform her twin brother’s best man of her brother’s upcoming nuptials in order to avoid confronting a messy emotional situation from her past.
(As for the inspiration behind the Spanish wedding destination of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, instead of Hawaii…well I’ve never been to Hawaii, but I have been to the Canary Islands. It’s always easier to write what you know or at least visited first-hand.)
For Day 29, I chose the font You’re Invited by Mario Arturo as my prompt and inspiration for today’s flash fiction.
2017 © Anjela Curtis
Tag Line/Log Line
All is fair in love and war…and open bar when the wedding planner’s ex-fiance has plans to crash her twin brother’s wedding to win her back.
Jesse’s fraternal twin brother is getting married…and Jesse has agreed to stand in for the “best man.” Not only is this wedding planner big sis in charge of planning her brother’s bachelor party, Weddings by Jesse has been hired by the bride to make sure things go smoothly on their big day on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
Jesse’s hands are full with all the details and arrangements for the exotic destination wedding when she hears that Nicolas, the groom’s best man and best friend since childhood—who also happens to be her ex-fiance— is on the island. He’s there to attend the festivities…even though Jesse made sure that his invitation got “lost in the mail.” When Nicolas suggests that he and Jesse share the role of best, Jesse’s stuck planning her brother’s bachelor party with the worst man in the world, the guy who stood her up at her own wedding. The last thing she wants is to revisit hurtful memories or spend time with her ex, especially when he has underhanded plans of his own that have nothing to do with his best friend’s wedding and everything to do with winning back Jesse.
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
■ Heal the Pain — George Michael
■ I Would Do Anything for You — Foster The People
■ Love My Way — Psychedelic Furs
■ Wonderdrug — Jann Arden
■ Right Where You Want Me — Jesse McCartney
■ Not a Bad Thing — Justin Timberlake