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The Commitment

'Til Death do us part

By J. S. WadePublished 10 days ago Updated 10 days ago 1 min read
The Commitment
Photo by Yohann LIBOT on Unsplash

Three score and four years ago, "with this ring I thee wed," left Harold's lips as he slipped the shiny band on her finger.

Now dull, divots scarred the gold like etched hieroglyphics of their life together. The inside was worn smooth from gold dust scattered through life like pixie dust.

I never thought she would go first.

"Till death do us part," echoed across decades.

Reluctant, Harold slipped the ring from her lifeless finger, but the word "us" flashed in his mind. Honoring her, he slid the love seal back into its place.

"I'm not dead yet."


About the Creator

J. S. Wade

Since reading Tolkien in Middle school, I have been fascinated with creating, reading, and hearing art through story’s and music. I am a perpetual student of writing and life.

J. S. Wade owns all work contained here.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout 9 hours ago

    I was going through Top Stories to read the ones I missed and I saw The Commitment with the same picture by someone named J. S. Wade. I clicked on it to report it and saw that I've hearted it. Then I realised J. S. stood for Jon Scott and that it's you 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Natalie Stover2 days ago

    What a sweet piece 🥰 and it’s tipsy Tuesday 😜

  • The Dani Writer4 days ago

    That right there is a home run Scott! Phenomenal piece!

  • Ruth Stewart4 days ago

    Just so lovely. It warms my heart.

  • Shaheryar Ahmed4 days ago

    Remarkable Story!

  • Mackenzie Davis5 days ago

    I really like this. A strong emotional center, just beautiful to read.

  • K. C. Wexlar6 days ago

    Hi Scott - What a good love story Passing one back if you've got the time:

  • Congratulations

  • Jenna Calloway7 days ago

    Simply beautiful.

  • Stage Frame7 days ago

    Beautiful Story

  • JBaz7 days ago

    Beautiful words and touching final line. Congratulations

  • Didarul islam7 days ago


  • Congrats on your Top Story! Well deserved! This was a story of true love! Beautiful! ❤️

  • Mariann Carroll7 days ago

    Lol, that was an great ending 😌😳Top Story, material for sure Congrats 🥳🥳🥳🥳

  • nice

  • Caroline Jane7 days ago

    Ooooooohhhhh.... I have melted over here!!! ❤❤❤

  • QuillQuest7 days ago


  • Bittersweet and beautiful. Congratulations on the Top Story!!!

  • Roy Stevens8 days ago

    This one definitely deserved it. Good to see "The Commitment" where it belongs Scott!

  • C. H. Richard8 days ago

    Beautiful ♥️ Congratulations on your top story.

  • Lamar Wiggins8 days ago

    Simply beautiful. Congrats, Scott!

  • Misty Rae8 days ago

    This was beautiful! Congratulations on the top story. :)

  • Igba alfred8 days ago

    So nice

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