Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Diamond





     I transferred another stitch over, looked again… gasping. My diamond! Disappeared from its setting!  

      I stood quickly, threw aside my knitting searching, panic ripping me to my core. Frustrated tears flowed.  

     Hidden within the plush carpet, my diamond twinkled mockingly.  Thank God!



38 comments:

  1. Boy who hasn't had something like that happen! That awful wave of panic that washes over you....then fortunately when it turns up the relief that's so great you almost pee yourself. lol

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    1. JoJo, I actually did have this happen to me once, even though I originally wrote this as fiction. It did happen and I did find my diamond. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Michelle, me too! I would have been heart sick to have lost it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Ruby, relief pretty much sums it up! Glad you liked it. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  4. What a relief! Losing something like that would be heartbreaking.

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    1. Laurel, it surely would! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  5. Lost my entire ring once. I understand how frantic you must have felt.

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    1. cynk, I came close once. I took a ring off to wash my hands and it flew right down the drain. I panicked and had the neighbor man come over and take the sink apart...there was my ring in the elbow! I can not tell you how relieved I was! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. Oh, my heart skipped a beat just thinking about it. I'm sure glad it wasn't lost for good and you found it fairly quickly.

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    1. MJ, me too! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  7. Glad it was found, can sure make the heart skip a beat

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    1. Pat, sure can! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Nabanita, yes...a big relief! Thanks for stopping in and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  9. Oh what a big relief to find the diamond! :) <3

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    1. elly, it surely was! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  10. Yep, I've lost my ring, too (and had it returned!). I like how you begin with the ordinary, soothing motion of knitting before panic strikes.

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    1. Jennifer, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  11. Home is one of the most dangerous places ever. Fact.
    Glad you found it before you vacuumed, Kathy!

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    1. kymm, it sure can be and I am too! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  12. ahh the terror of losing the diamond!!
    I lost my gold ring once... never found it...

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    1. Rajlakshmi, oh how awful. Sorry, you didn't find it. That had to be devastating! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  13. I have felt this panic before! It's a horrible feeling, but such sweet relief when we find what we're looking for. (This happened with a necklace my kids got me for Mother's Day... the clasp had come loose and the engraved heart slid off the chain while I was on a women's retreat. I retraced my steps and sifted through pine needles and finally found it... it had dropped into my overnight bag!)

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    1. jannatwrites, there is nothing quite like that panic! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  14. I lost my diamond this past May. I didn't even have it a whole year. I was sick and cried for days. Thank goodness for insurance!!

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    1. holli, oh no! That is awful! Thank God you did have insurance. I hope you were able to replace it. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. Good thing she found it! Nice 42 words, kathy. Love the taut use of words.

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    1. Shailaja, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  16. I loved how you used the words and made it alive for me.

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    1. New Release Books, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  17. oh wow!! whew!!

    Loved the play of words!! :D

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    1. pixie, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  18. Thank God!! Just yesterday, a friend found her solitaire ring after 4 months. It lay hidden behind a table!

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    1. Shilpa, what a blessed surprise that must have been. I thanked God a million times when I looked down and spied mine in my lap. I took it and the setting to the jewelers and they reset it and fixed it good as new. So glad I did find it! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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