Ring      (A Hundred-Word Drabble)


“No,” she said.

He reached across the table for her hand and tried to slide the ring on.

She pulled her hand out of his.

“No,” she said again.

They sat for a while. Neither touched their wine or spaghetti.

People at other tables tried not to stare, but they did.

She was the first to leave.

He waited a bit before he got up and left.

“No charge,” whispered the maitre’d.

He nodded, and got into his car.

“They let you?” she asked.

He nodded morosely.

“Good. Now give it back. And don’t ever forget again – your wallet.”


Source: Another enjoyable read from Laurence Simon at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com, slightly edited. Image from openclipart.com (j4p4n).


2 Responses to Ring      (A Hundred-Word Drabble)

  1. theotheri says:

    Ah, the making of a true partnership!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lucky him that the people were generous!

    Liked by 1 person

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