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.