The credit card declines again. I tell the cashier I’ve left the other card at home.
Walk back without the groceries, holding Evie’s hand, wondering whether she’ll be happy with spaghetti again.
I gently rub the ring on my middle finger. I’ll take it tomorrow. Should buy us some time.
Megan Gim works as a speech pathologist but is currently on maternity leave with two young boys at home. She recently completed a short course through the Australian Writers’ Centre for writing middle grade fiction, which has reignited a passion for writing, and is writing flash fiction and microfiction to help develop her writing skills.