He had given it to her on a day full of promises, but Penny had lost it. She wasn’t sure when.

Once before she thought it had gone, but a search had found it glimmering in a dark place. Tarnished and dull, she had brought it back to life with some care and attention.

Not this time. Penny, still carrying a torch searched with passion, but there was not even a glimmer, no answering spark.

She took the gold band and placed it on the counter. She had lost his love, it was time to lose the ring.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Sometimes those gold bands can feel more like shackles! Well done.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

It took me a couple of readings and some thinking to understand that it wasn’t the wedding ring she was looking for, but the love she had lost. I love the symbolism in this story! And the surprise element!

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Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi(@katy-bizi)
1 year ago

Love, as wonderful as it may seem, can be binding, very similar to a chain around your neck that chokes you with time. That’s why it’s crucial we cut loose of toxic relationships. I’m so glad Penny managed to take off her ring and destroy her restrains to her husband. You did an excellent job, Mary, when writing this story!

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Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi(@katy-bizi)
Reply to  Mary Wallace
1 year ago

You’re welcome!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Well done! I liked how you conveyed to readers (us) your story especially your use of the ring as a symbol of lost love.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Mary Wallace
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Mary.

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