Saturday Stuff

Empty Promises

“So, you’re leaving your wife, right?”

“I told you I would, didn’t I?”

Sheila watched her married lover hurriedly pull on his pants and shrug into his t-shirt. He kept glancing at the clock.

“I’m going to be late,” he mumbled.

She tucked the sheet under her chin. “But you’re gonna do it this time, right?”

He shot her an impatient look, “Where’s my wedding ring?” he asked, his voice tinged with panic.

Something shiny caught her eye next to his pillow.

The early November sunshine cast golden rays onto the diamond chip.

Reaching out, she curled her fingers around the ring and assumed an innocent expression.





Write up to 100 words, fact or fiction….

This is a themed writing meme hosted by Jenny Matlock. The goal is to write something that does not exceed 100 words (not including said prompt). The prompt this week is in bold.

12 thoughts on “Empty Promises”

  1. Wow. What a great and different use of the prompt. This was so cool. It felt so real. You are really a master of dialogue, aren’t you?

    Thanks for linking.

  2. Ooooh she is naughty. My centus was about an affair too. You played out the emotions well. Poor girl…but I don’t feel sorry for her…or him. Very well done.

  3. I hope Sheila gets some sense and ditches the guy. Sounds like he’s not going to leave his wife to me, ha. Great take on the prompt.

  4. This was really well done, you could feel the tension in the air. And I can just see her hand snaking out and snatching that ring. Hope she realizes what a cad he is before it’s too late! Kat

  5. Oooo I wonder if he will? He won’t will he – you’ve set all those naswers in this fab piece! Poor girl! She should move on!

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