The Necklace

“I’ve had a rather frenetic day and I feel like my head is in a bit of a fog,” Felix said to the man behind the counter. “Maybe you can help me out. I’m looking for a gift for my wife, one that will be a fitting tribute to what she means to me.

“I’d be glad to help,” the man said. “Take a gander at this,” he said, holding up a diamond necklace.

“That’s exquisite,” Felix said. “How much would that set me back?”

The man behind the counter leaned over toward Felix and whispered to him.

Felix let out a whistle. “I love my wife,” he said, “but not that much.”


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (frenetic), Ragtag Daily Prompt (fog), Word of the Day Challenge (tribute), The Daily Spur (glad), Your Daily Word Prompt (gander), and My Vivid Blog (whistle).

9 thoughts on “The Necklace

  1. Nope, Not Pam September 8, 2021 / 2:35 am

    A bet he’s not the first to say that 😉 great tale

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Laura September 8, 2021 / 6:07 am

    There’s love, and then there’s take-out-a-second-mortgage love. 😳

    Liked by 2 people

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