Charlie still had brief glimmers of recognition when Eileen came to visit, especially when she wore the emerald earrings he had given her so many years ago.
She’d had her eye on those beauties at Bloomies, dropping by every day on her lunch break.
Charlie worked the jewelry counter then. He looked forward to her daily visits. When Eileen finally agreed to go on a date with him, he brought along a secret weapon to win her heart; those earrings. Smart man, that Charlie.
Now, they were Eileen’s secret weapon.
“Hello Emmy,” he beamed.
Eileen smiled. Charlie’s heart remembered.
99 Words for Friday Fictioneers (a few days late…busy week) based on the PHOTO PROMPT © MARIE GAIL STRATFORD.