On her 18th, he gave her the bracelet and a gold heart, the charm representing new love.
At 21, she unwrapped a miniature champagne bottle to add to the collection in addition to a diamond for her finger.
They married and a baby soon joined their family.
The bracelet filled, and by the time they celebrated their 25th anniversary, the jeweller struggled to find space for the infinity charm. He soldered it between mini wedding rings and a tiny cradle but loops of infinity hooked other treasures, making it difficult to wear.
Infinity didn’t last. Nor did their marriage.
Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle at https://rochellewisoff.com. Every week, flash fiction lovers write 100 words (more or less) of short fiction, poetry, prose, etc in response to a photo prompt. We share our ideas and comment on others’ work through the link on Rochelle’s website.
Participants write a piece of 100 word fiction, prose or poetry based on a photo prompt and exchange comments on each other’s work. If you are a writer of short fiction, join in and let your imagination feed others with your stories.
Once upon a time, I frolicked in snow and danced on ice skates.
Once I was agile and my body melted his heart.
Once I took chances and didn’t care about the consequences.
Once was all it took for her to extract revenge. A saw through a blade can do a lot of damage.
Now I sit at the window and watch as others play their dangerous games.
Rachel yearned for the sight of land. Twenty seven days, they tossed on the ocean waves in a container that seemed smaller with each passing day. The romantic notion was now a reality and not even the midnight sky with thousands of twinkling stars could re-ignite her passion. She hated him.
Behind was a life of comfort, family and the country she loved.
Ahead nothing but more days of salty spray. The world adventure he offered.
She peeled the gold band off of her finger, lobbed it into the wake behind and sighed.
‘Your watch’, she shouted down the hatch.
http://www.rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com organises the successful Friday Fictioneers. Authors write a piece of 100 word fiction on a photo prompt and exchange comments on their work. Come and join us and see where your imagination takes you. Thank you Rochelle for keeping this group active.