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 Humility: Modesty, selflessness, respect.
“But this is…”
“Yes. I want you to have it.”
“Thank you, Heathcliff. This means so much to me.”
My heart broke. There was no way I could ever take away another man’s wife. I respected her decision too much, even if I did not respect him.
Of course, I could not stand by and simply be her beloved friend, either. I would have to leave as well. I would make my fortune, then return a respected gentleman with a wife of my own. Only then could I bear to be in the same room as her.
I loved her.