An older couple with deep caring for each other live together unmarried and take an extended tour of India where they befriend a married couple, the wife who insists on wearing an expensive and ostentatious multicarat-diamond necklace on tour that is stolen with repercussive consequences that make the unmarried couple realize the value of love and the urgency of commitment.
Finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.
This story and thirty-two others are available online free for listening or reading, and download: https://www.storyinliteraryfiction.com/stories-novels
An Illustrated print version is available: Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles; 2000-2016
Music: “Danny Boy”