PayPal Wedding by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

They are getting married in Vegas.
An Elvis wedding.
He has ordered his blue suede shoes in advance.
She is three months pregnant.
They want things to be official before the baby comes.
He is Indian, his father quite old world
about such things.
An Elvis wedding in Vegas,
father will not be pleased.
But they want an Elvis wedding.
At the Graceland Wedding Chapel.
They went with the Can’t Help Falling in Love package
because you only live once.
429 dollars
plus 60 bucks
for the officiant.
And Elvis escorts the bride down the aisle
and gives her away.
A six rose bouquet, professional photographer
and DVD of the ceremony come with the package.
And Elvis sings 3 songs.
And you get a copy of Elvis and Pricilla’s wedding certificate
on the way out.
They accept all major credit cards
and PayPal.
The happy couple have opted for the latter.
A PayPal wedding.
No family or friends.
In the desert
where the mafia
put people in holes
like human time

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a happily unmarried proud father of none. His work can be found both in print and online in such joints as Your One Phone Call, Homestead Review, Horror Sleaze Trash, and Dead Snakes. He has an affinity for dragonflies, discount tequila, and all things sarcastic.

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