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Monday, June 13, 2011

Magpie Tales 69: all in an instant

Photo provided by Tess Kincaid


All in an instant



Laurel’s favorite piece of jewelry was one she inherited from her grandmother.
Carved of multicolored Chinese jade, with a pearl inset at its base, the tiny whelk shell hung perfectly from a softly woven gold chain. She loved to touch it when she wore it, always glad the artist had rounded the whelk’s points during the carving, so it caressed rather than scratched her skin. She caressed it in return, then let it fall softly to dangle from its gold bracelet.
Horrified, Laurel screamed as it was suddenly snatched from her. The bracelet broke and the man ran out the side door of the restaurant, all in an instant. Her dinner date with a friend’s cousin had suddenly cost her more than she’d been willing to pay.

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15 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh, that's so sad. Sentimental pieces can never be replaced.

Honey at 2805 said...

Another good story for the picture prompt. I've been enjoying all of your writings on the various memes. I admire your ability.

The Chair Speaks said...

Lovely shell and story. Agree with Tess. Sentimental pieces can never be replaced.

Lily Hydrangea said...

you have a way with words Kay! Love your very vivid thoughtful tale.

Reflections said...

Always, the most cherished piece, irreplacable... lost in an instant. Love how you captured the moment.

Vernz said...

aw that's sad... good she wasn't hurt.. hahhhahaha interesting tale Kay... thanks for the drop... :)

SquirrelQueen said...

What a great take on the prompt Kay, you are so good at this. A sad tale, too bad she lost a sentimental treasure.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

It was lovely Kay.

WINDOWLAD said...

 …ah, unfortunate event… truly no one can ever tell when bad lucks will come… and therefore she should have taken more extra care for her belongings… I enjoyed the read. Thank you.(:

~Kelvin

jabblog said...

Sad tale, Kay, but beautifully written.Nothing can replace sentiment.

Mr Puddy said...

Pretty sad but mom like the way you tell, Kay
xoxo

Jo said...

Oh that's sad, but I'm pleased she wasn't hurt in the snatching. Have a wonderful day. (((hugs))) Jo

Leslie said...

you really do a marvelous job of setting a scene.

Jingle said...

a tale with perfect length and lovely spirits.
well penned.
smiles.

mindlovemisery said...

This is such a moving poem having lost my grandmother I don't have a memento aside from my memories, I can't imagine having something so precious and having it taken away