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MFTS – Love Conquers All

Here is my contribution to Barbara Beacham’s Mondays Finish the Story. My genre for this week is “weird madcap nonsense”! It changes from supernatural to romantic to slap-stick in seconds :-).

We get a photo and a starting sentence and then have up to 150 words to finish the story. To view this week’s other contributions click on the blue froggy, and the supplied opening sentence is in bold in my story.



Copyright Barbara W. Beacham


After losing her head, she realized that the rest of her body was falling apart!

Not now, she thought, as her head was replaced by that of a demon, her body transforming into that of a lizard.

“You’re morphing, dear,” whispered her mum.

“How inconvenient!” growled Samantha through razor-sharp teeth.

Barry stared in shock. His wedding guests ran screaming. His bride-to-be’s sat quietly, unfazed. His best man stood trembling, rooted to the spot.

“Wha…” stammered Barry.

“Well,” his bride’s mother said, “it’s like this. We need Samantha to marry a mortal to cement her bond to this realm.”

“That’s Samantha Draconis Satanicus Wilson,” continued her dad.

“It’s still me, dear,” growled Samantha.

Barry looked into the demon’s glowing eyes, and sure enough, he saw his Samantha staring back.

“Well,” said his best man. “You’ve dated worse.”

“True!” smiled Barry. “Let’s get married!”

“Love really does conquer all!” laughed his soon-to-be-father-in-law, morphing in his excitement and accidentally decapitating a bridesmaid. “Oops!”

Everybody laughed and a great time was had by all.


  1. Francesca Smith
    May 4, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    That is quite a family he is marrying into! Good luck to him.
    Great story and it is good how you morphed different genres into one piece.


    • May 5, 2015 at 8:37 am

      One story, three genres 🙂
      I’m sure he’ll be okay as long as he doesn’t upset them too much.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. May 4, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Let’s hope the groom doesn’t upset his in-laws.


  3. May 4, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Very entertaining!


  4. May 4, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    A light-hearted wedding romp with a demon bride! The humor almost makes it hard to notice that someone has lost her head!


    • May 5, 2015 at 8:39 am

      I kinda slipped that in, didn’t I? 🙂


  5. May 4, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Brings new meaning to the term “demon lover!” 😀


    • May 5, 2015 at 8:40 am

      It does! Like, demon for realsies 🙂


  6. May 5, 2015 at 12:28 am

    😀 Very amusing Ali! I loved all the transitions! Thanks for writing for the challenge again! Be well… ^..^


  7. buddysmom13
    May 5, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I enjoyed! Funny and great dialogue!


    • May 5, 2015 at 8:41 am

      Glad you liked my supernatural romantic comedy!


  8. May 5, 2015 at 2:26 am

    …a great time was had by all indeed. with the possible exception of that one bridesmaid. but you never know what she might have been into! Maybe she was good with it?


    • May 5, 2015 at 8:42 am

      Since she didn’t run off she’s likely a demon, so who knows? Maybe her head will grow back!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. May 5, 2015 at 7:01 am

    O wow! Very entertaining.


  10. May 5, 2015 at 9:47 am

    That was wild, Ali. I wonder whether he married her out of love or fear. I wonder what she changes into for Halloween. His mother had a good reason to cry at that wedding. 😀 — Suzanne


    • May 5, 2015 at 10:20 am

      I like to think “love” 🙂
      I expect it will take his mum a while to get used to the idea!


  11. gentlestitches
    May 5, 2015 at 10:10 am

    dated worse! HaHaHa!!


  12. May 6, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Too funny! I loved the ”you’ve dated worse” line. Clever!


    • May 6, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks! It’s the best man’s job to smooth everything over 🙂


  13. May 6, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Haha love the optimistic ending- let’s hope that the groom doesn’t end up as the main meal! :p


    • May 7, 2015 at 7:12 am

      Let’s hope not! Once they’re married, she might already be linked to this realm and eating the groom may be traditional 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  14. May 7, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Great story, Ali! Very amusing. 🙂 I hate to think what the ‘worse’ women he’s dated have been like!


  15. May 13, 2015 at 2:39 am

    “Well,” said his best man. “You’ve dated worse.”

    “True!” smiled Barry. “Let’s get married!”

    That poor man!


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