Two Golden Rings

Ryan held the hand-carved applewood buttons. They each had four tiny holes like real buttons.

“Your Uncle Thomas made them for me.” Ryan returned the buttons to his great aunt. He couldn’t see why anyone would have made them.

“He made my wedding dress as well.” Ryan thought that was as odd as those buttons.

“We bought a cake and two rings. I had flowers for my hair.” He heard the story before.

“I forgave him.” Ryan listened. He hadn’t heard that part.

“For dying so young.” He had heard that part.

“I feel him visit me every day.”

Text: Linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays on themes of forgiveness and Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge with the current challenge to write a 99-word story prompted by the word “buttons”.

Photos: “Two Golden Rings”, above, and “Sunset”, below.


Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

31 thoughts on “Buttons”

  1. Oh, Frank, what an incredible story. I experienced the love of Ryan’s great aunt for her uncle. To me, this love is where forgiveness comes from. I am honored to share this post for #ForgivingFridays tomorrow. Thank you!
    Blessings, Debbie
    ps – I think that my partner David and I are doing to do a post together tomorrow. Please keep us in the Light/your prayers. Thanks Frank.

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