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Six Word Story Challenge – Suspicion

Arrived ring-less, after not answering phone.

ringless


This post was written in response to the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge, with prompt word SUSPICION.

This is based on a real story, where the suspicion did not confirm and the subject was not guilt. That was actually me.

I lost weight and my wedding ring became too lose.
On a Winter day, while unpacking groceries from the reusable bag, the ring felt into the bag and I didn’t even notice.
A few days later (not sure how many, as I don’t remember when I lost it) I finally realize I don’t have my ring, and decide to go search for it on the trail I had walked on that day, assuming I lost it during the walk early on that same day.
But it was dark already, so I used my phone as a flashlight until it ran out of batteries and lost track of the time.
I got late at home.
My husband had tried to call me to no avail (no batteries on phone!).
My finger had no ring…….
Ouch!
The look on my husband’s face was not the one I remember most fondly.
I searched everywhere like crazy for the next week.
Then one day, using the reusable bag again, I found it laying there at the bottom.
Not guilty!

 

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2 thoughts on “Six Word Story Challenge – Suspicion”

  1. Thank you for entering the six word story challenge, I love your story. I especially love it when bloggers link to the post and provide some intent to the story. When I read your entry I imagined that the main character was discovering some indiscretion or other. Look at how different the real life version was! This is why I love six word stories!

    1. Oh yeah. I was desperate. Because I didn’t want to lose my ring, but also and more importantly because I didn’t want my husband to feel hurt, or suspicious, or insecure, when there was really nothing to cause that… But in six words, that’s a bit too much to tell… 😉

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