It was gold with one tiny little stone, just like in the song by George Jones and Tammy Wynette. As I stood in the pawn shop with Kevin, gazing at this piece of jewelry in a display case, I remembered that in the song, the couple bought the ring, but their marriage fell apart, and the ring was tossed aside.
Kevin pointed and asked, “You like that one, Val?”
Tears stung my eyes, as I turned to him and said, “Oh, yes, and I’ll never cast it or you aside.”
We fell into a long, ardent embrace. In the busy pawn shop, I didn’t care if anyone noticed.
Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for inspiring the above work of fiction with her six-sentence story prompt for this week. If you’d like to participate in her blog hop, click here.
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Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.