50 Word Thursday — The Ring

DC722FF8-487C-4F60-BF89-E9686866E692If I’d stopped to think I might not have done it, but fury is a great disregarder of caution. I jumped into the murky water from the houseboat we’d rented to try to retrieve the diamond engagement ring my fiancé, in a fit of rage, threw overboard.

I decided to confess that I’d had sex with her sister, but tried to explain that I, in a moment of weakness, was seduced by her sister. That was no reason for her to toss that expensive ring into the water. 

Now my whole body is covered with welts from jellyfish stings.

(100 words)


Written for Deb Whitman’s 50 Word Thursday prompt. The idea is to respond to the prompt in multiples of 50 words – maximum of 250 words. Deb provides a photo and a random phrase from a book she is reading. We can use either or both. This week’s phrase is, “If I’d stopped to think I might not have done it, but fury is a great disregarder of caution.”

10 thoughts on “50 Word Thursday — The Ring

    • Fandango July 26, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      What makes you think it’s fresh water? I looked at the photo and was reminded of the Chesapeake Bay. I grew up not far from the Chesapeake Bay and it was full of jellyfish. I’ve also seen jellyfish at Atlantic Ocean beaches (e.g., Ocean City, Rehobeth, Virginia Beach). And I know what it feels like to be stung by a jellyfish.

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