July 5, 2010

Drabble #36

Prompt: Ring

I don’t know what to do with this relic of my grandparent’s marriage. It feels like bad luck to carry it around - a symbol of the emotional bondage my grandmother suffered for 55 years before she died, and the lineage of abuse passed down to my father, a lineage that will stop with his generation if I have anything to say about it. But I don’t feel right putting it in the trash, either. And it’s not worth selling - a poor-quality diamond that wasn’t even set in real gold - the plating started wearing off in the 1970s.

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