The Perfect Ring (A Drabble)

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

It took Jackson five months to find the perfect ring.

He had been seeing Zena off and on for four years, and while he was not at first smitten, recently he had developed an attraction to her flirty personality and sense of humor. She got him.

Zena smiled when he bounded into the beauty parlor and gestured for him to sit. Instead, Jackson knelt, looked earnestly into her bright eyes, and held out a small plastic box.

She “awed” as she put the Cracker Jack ring on her finger. Her eight-year-old client would make some woman very happy one day.


Drabble: A piece of fiction that is exactly 100 words in length.


K. Kris Loomis is the author of After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini as well as several other nonfiction books about yoga and meditation, a travelogue about her time spent living in Ecuador, and a collection of short stories, The Monster in the Closet and Other Stories.

When Kris isn’t at her standing desk writing, she’s usually off playing chess, folding an origami crane, or practicing a Beethoven sonata on the piano. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and two cats.

You can find out more about Kris by visiting her author website,, or by connecting with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram @kkrisloomis!

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6 Responses to “The Perfect Ring (A Drabble)”

  1. Michelle says:

    Love this!! Did not see that coming. 🙂

  2. Selma says:

    Aww. So sweet. And he knew enough to know that getting down on his knees was ‘the way’ to do it. Precious. Simply precious. Loved it. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, S

  3. Linda says:

    So much fun to read something with an unexpected ending.

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