The "Mike & Shirley" series are about a relationship I had when I was younger. Some of it is true, some of it is close, and some of it is completely made-up. The "Wedding Vows" short is exactly what the preface says, something we talked about and pretended but never did since we couldn't find an ordained minister who would go along with it.
The problem is, all of these were written long ago before I decided to publish them, and I used different names for me and my girlfriend. One of my best friends just pointed out that I didn't do a very good job of making sure that I used "Mike" for references to me in Vows; when I wrote that short I was using "Steve" as a pseudonym and that story flopped back and forth between 'Mike' and 'Steve' and is pretty confusing. So, I apologize for not having a good proofreader back in 2012 when I posted that story. I have one now, I have fixed that story so it makes sense, and I will upload it as a revision as soon as I figure out how.