Monday, August 8, 2011

Virtuous Flash Fiction: Charity

Charity Larsen listened, confirming her parents slept. Nailing the bedroom door and windows shut had made more noise than she expected. Sloshing kerosene down the hall, the money in her pocket felt heavy...money for the minister who preached the same message every week. Give...Sacrifice...Store up Heavenly treasures. THEY gave and SHE paid the price...no dolls, no pretty dresses for her. That ended tonight. She checked her watch. No time for the minister before catching the bus to freedom. That's okay, she thought, her match falling on the carpet. After all, she grinned, Charity SHOULD begin at home.

9 comments:

  1. Oops! Wrong kind of sacrifice... That is a doozy, so killing her parents as part of giving up all nice things for herself? Hopefully intending to donate the money she pocketed to a church, maybe even look for an approving nod from the clergy? Though it sounds a little like she was going to keep the money?

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  2. Have to remember to spoil the kids rotten once I have them. Scary, I can feel her anger radiating through my computers screen.

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  3. She is a very unhappy youngster looking to remedy that. I don't see it working out well. Thanks for reading. :)She is a very unhappy youngster looking to remedy that. I don't see it working out well. Thanks for reading. :)

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  4. Ohh..and David?? She plans to keep every cent and get MOREOhh..and David?? She plans to keep every cent and get MORE

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  5. This one again made me laugh. I love this series! Keep up the good work.

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  6. Glad to be of service with laughs. Still four more virtues to go. bwuahahaGlad to be of service with laughs. Still four more virtues to go. bwuahaha

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  7. Hahaha, I love this! What a dark and twisted girl -- definitely my favorite kind of character, the one that's slightly unhinged and will do anything to get what she wants.

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  8. Oh you dark, twisted soul Jeffrey.

    And I love every word of it!

    A x

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  9. Dark & twisted? Rather the pot calling the kettle black wot??Dark & twisted? Rather the pot calling the kettle black wot??

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