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.
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.
Click on the blue froggy button to read all the amazing stories submitted for this challenge.