This is for week fifty-six of the flash fiction challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, check out their blog and join in or read others’ posts and be inspired.
Another flash fiction piece from earlier in this series. This image spoke to me right away. I feel like period pieces are always a fun take. Castles, royalty and life so different from our own. I have a feeling that Bertrand is going to get in trouble with young Nicolette. Do you think he’s making the wrong choice?
Read mine below and feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy!
GUARDED HEART (155 words)
The night air burned Nicolette’s cheeks as she took the steps two at a time to the west tower. She’d never marry Prince Issac. Even if she had loved him she wanted freedom—to travel to where the ocean ended, frequent the darkest taverns, be anything but a proper lady.
“May I help you?” Captain Bertrand stepped from the shadows. He’d always been kind, listening to Nicolette, but she didn’t need help from a guard who worked for her father.
Nicolette stepped closer making Bertrand hold his breath. “Yes. You can.” She grabbed his dagger and held it to his stomach. “Take me from here.”
“Do what you must, but I can’t.”
She knew he’d choose death. Unsure what to do, Nicolette pressed her lips to his until his resistance turned to lust. “Now take me,” she said.
He nodded. Kissing the king’s daughter now earned him a punishment far worse than the Princess’s blade.
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