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 Diligence: Unobserved convictions, integrity.
We could elope. No one would ever know. No one was watching. It could be our secret. But I knew it was not the right thing to do. I couldn’t take her away from the life she had grown to love – and thrived in – however much it hurt me. She wouldn’t leave the man she was engaged to. It wasn’t his wealth, or his comfort that kept her there. It was her duty. As it my own duty to keep her there as well. If she knew of my desires, she would come back to me in a heart beat.
To be continued…