FFfAW – The Ring

Jason clutched the box in his hands and gently put it in his pocket. This ring was a treasure and he had searched high and low for just the right diamond. Tonight, he would ask Connie to marry him. How could she possibly say no once she saw this magnificent ring. But, he was still a bit worried that she would turn him down. After all, she was a beautiful woman and he saw how the other men looked at her. What if she said no?

That night, he got on one knee and opened the black box to display the beautiful pink diamond. Connie gasped when she saw it. It was the most amazing ring she had ever seen.

She allowed him to place the ring on her finger as she said, “Yes.”

Later that evening, she looked him in the eye and said, “This better be a real diamond!”

Jason felt a knot in his stomach and the bile rise in his throat and decided to change his mind.

(171 words)

Thank you Jade M. Wong for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 171 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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86 thoughts on “FFfAW – The Ring

  1. it took a fake ring to show her true colours…things said that cannot be taken back. Started off as a simple story PJ but the end shows what people are really made of. Brilliant writing!

  2. What a twist at the end… Romance vanished with the knot in his stomach and bile in his throat. Too good PJ. Glad he found out before it was too late…Connie seems to be an arrogant and greedy woman!

  3. LOL PJ! And here I was expecting a sweet romance, but it’s better for him to find out his fiance’s true intentions now than later, I suppose. Love that you went the engagement ring route because that’s what I was thinking too! But I’m still deciding my story. Great minds think alike πŸ˜‰

  4. After searching high and low, I didn’t expect Jason to change his mind. But I kind of don’t blame him, if she’s only interested in the diamond being real and not the symbol or meaning behind it, she might not be the right girl. Great write PJ.

  5. Diamonds have come to be characterized as a physical representation of love.
    The quality of the stone on that hand should be the best that money can buy. That’s all that matters.
    Beyond that it doesn’t mean anything.
    If you could afford to buy something real pricey, some platinum 3 carat solitaire for 30k but instead buy a piece of crap, then I’d argue that you have a problem in your relationship 😐
    Even if you both agree that it’s just a stone and doesn’t mean anything, that’s not what society makes of it. In the same manner you generally don’t wear trousers everyday out…you want to wear something you’re proud of.
    Especially when it symbolizes your love.

  6. Eventually people show you what kind of person they really are! He was fortunate enough to find out before they announced their engagement, or gotten married! Maybe he had not known her very long, and if so, the next relationship will probably be a lot longer so he can really get to know the person real well. Some times love is blind…and it takes a while to really see the real person. This is a wonderful story, Joy!

    • That’s true Jessie! It takes awhile to find out how some people really are. And yes, he will take longer to get to know someone before he asks them to marry him. Thank you so much for your kind comment!

  7. He should definitely run, as far and as fast as he can! If she really cared about him it wouldn’t matter even if the ring was actually made out of plastic. Good story, PJ. πŸ™‚

  8. Oh wow what a twist! Poor Jason, what a punch in the gut that was. I’m glad he changed his mind!! He can do way better than gold-digging Connie!! πŸ˜‰

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