The play consists of three figures, Flo, Vi, and Ru, sitting quietly. Throughout the play each figure comes and goes off stage, with one of the remaining two whispering a shocking secret to one other. We do not hear these secrets.
At the play's conclusion, the three link hands in a characteristic way, with Flo saying "I can feel the rings", when none are actually apparent.
Many speculate as to what the characters are discussing. The reference to rings may be to lost love, or to love to come.