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 Kindness: Unselfish love, compassion, friendship.
She tugged at my vest again. I shook my head.
“Do not look so dour,” she protested. “My wedding day is nearly here. I command you to be happy for me.”
I forced a smile to my face but it did not spread to my eyes. She frowned at me and I grasped at the closest thing that would wipe that frown off her face and bring back that soul-quenching smile. My fingers closed around my grandmother’s wedding ring in my pocket. I pulled it out. I had originally intended it for her; why not give it to her anyway?
To be continued…