As her wedding day approaches, bride-to-be Janeece yearns for some romantic magic in her life, but her fiancé Paul wants no fuss and bother. The traditional excitement of the wedding dream soon feels like signing a contract to buy a lawnmower.
To make matters worse, her mother’s negative ‘helpfulness’ threatens to sever any wispy threads of her fairytale hopes, leaving Janeece wondering whether romance is meant for her after all.
A taste of Shakespearean imagining contrasts against the contemporary coastal-town setting of Eagle Point, seasoning Much Ado with its own brand of outcome.
This novelette originally appeared in our A Bouquet of Love anthology.