Lady Antimony is hosting a week-long Repentance: The Seven Virtues flash fiction challenge.
The premise of the challenge is as follows:
Seven Flash Fictions up to 100 words
Starting August 7.
I cannot refuse this Disney themed Seven Virtues artwork from http://pat7.deviantart.com.
The Seven Virtues are not as easily defined as the Seven Deadly Sins. Each virtue has a host of different meanings. So with my Seven Virtues, I’ll be defining which particular aspect of that Virtue I’m following.
Today is Temperance: Practising self-control, restraint.
I took her in my arms, and inhaled her scent. The warmth of her skin made me dizzy. My hands strayed from her waist to her back, but no lower. She shifted slightly, and the straps of her dress slipped from her shoulders. I wanted nothing more than to devour her, to possess her, to make her mine entirely. She belonged to me, after all: one half of my soul. I was hers completely. She was me. There was no longer any difference.
Except that I could not have her.
For she no longer belonged to me. Not any more.
To be continued…