Monday, December 5, 2011

Five Golden Rings

I have two blog posts waiting.  They have been waiting for days.  I have dinner cooking.  I have a grocery list to make.  I don't have time for this.  So, here goes.

The Write On Wednesday Rules: Get creative with the writing exercises - there isn't a right or wrong. Please do try to visit the other members of Write On Wednesdays and leave a comment of support and constructive criticism. 


Write On Wednesdays Exercise 27 -  Mel suggested that we look at the "12 Days of Christmas" poem/song and select one of the days/lines for our writing inspiration. So, whether a Partridge in a Pear Tree or Five Golden Rings, write your line at the top of your page, set your timer for 5 minutes and write the first words that come into your head. 

Five Golden Rings 

He stared down at them.  Each shiny and sparkly.  Each with it's own story to tell.  The snow was swirling outside the window.  December had blown in with a vengeance after a November of sunshine and promise.  Tonight that was all he had left.  A promise.  A promise to love, honor and protect.  She was worth that.  She was worth far more than that.  She was worth all he could muster for her.  As he stared down at each golden ring, he wondered.  What stories did they bring with them?  Were they tales of love and joy, as he hoped his own to be?  Or were they tales of heartache and desperation?  He wished he were shopping in the finest jewelry store in the city.  But he had to settle for this cold, dimly lit pawn shop.  Would these used rings, these already told stories affect his own story?  Their story?  All he had left was a promise.   That was enough.  

7 comments:

  1. That was a beautiful piece of writing. I loved that he had a promise, nothing more or less, to guide him in his hopes of winning her heart. I am a sucker for romance, and this was no exception. Great job!

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  2. Awesome! I really like how he contemplates the story each ring has to tell.

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  3. I loved the untold stories the rings could bring about. The descriptions were beautiful. The idea of just a promise was deeply moving!

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  4. This is just amazing. I love the idea of stories in objects and how your choice could affect you like it is already bound to the object. This is inspirational to me.

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  5. Great idea! I love how each ring seemed to hold a different story and outcome. Picking out the perfect ring is never easy! I am a sucker for romance as well :)

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  6. Beautiful. I like how you used the prompt. Picking out rings is always a challenge and I love how he thought about the stories - the past and the future.

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  7. What a lovely piece of writing. I really enjoyed the premise of buying a ring in a pawn shop & wondering if its previous story would effect his own.
    Well done.

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