A harder prompt (at least for me)
Prompt courtesy of L.S. Engler, go check out what this prompt inspired her to write.
She took shoes off her aching feet and began cooking dinner, knowing that if she sat down to rest, even for a moment, she wouldn’t have the strength to get up and do what needed to be done.
Her daughter, giggling and cooing, pulled on her skirt. If she picked her up, she definitely wouldn’t be able to finish dinner before sitting down. So she sang; she sang about her daughter, making dinner, and how tired she was. Finally dinner was ready; it wasn’t great, but it was warm and it was the best she could do. She put her daughter in her chair and gave it to her.
Standing beside her daughter she placed her hand over her pocket, more importantly over the ring in her pocket. She found it under a chair on the deck in a guest’s room. It was gold and sparkled with diamonds. At the end of her shift the manager called her in to his office to ask if she found any jewelry while cleaning that room. She lied.
Please critique this short story. When you see something that should be improved please let me know! Thanks.