This is the 38th in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.
The Snake Ring, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 8th January 2012
Word count: 946
Theme: fantasy, mystical, vengeance, demons, fury, fight
“Two thousand dollars?” Charles asked shocked.
“No, two thousand sterling,” the salesman at the stall said.
“You’ve got to be kidding, that ring’s not worth anything like that?” Charles said backing away.
The salesman paused, trying to judge whether to make a lower price, but Charles attention was already looking towards other stalls.
“Fifteen hundred,” he called, trying to get the prospective buyers attention again.
“Still not worth it, but thanks,” Charles said starting to walk away from the stall.
“This ring is special,” the salesman said, seeing his chance falling away, “But for you, I’ll make a special deal, thirteen hundred.”
Charles drifted back t the store again, “One thousand,” he said.