The premise of the challenge is as follows:
Seven Deadly Sins
Seven Flash Fictions up to 100 words
Today is Avarice. A wish to acquire more material possessions.
Seven Deadly Sins: Avarice
The Emperor of China had everything he ever wanted, and then he heard the nightingale singing in the forest. He asked the bird to court, and then captured her in a cage. Every day she sang for him, and one day she escaped.
The Emperor became ill because he could not possess the beauty of the nightingale’s voice. A mechanical nightingale was built for him, but it did not possess the same magic as the real bird.
As Death sat by his bedside, the nightingale came back and sang for him. But she would not stay. She would be free.