A couple of weeks ago, Lady Antimony launched her #7Sins blog challenge: 7 stories in 7 days on the 7 deadly sins, to start on the 7 July. So here we are! And we're kicking off with Greed:
He had to have it. It winked at him through the window, shining bright as hope through the murky twilight. He just needed one more. That one. Then his collection was perfect, complete. It should have been his in the first place.
The glass broke easily beneath his eager hands, falling in a muffled tinkle. He ignored the lacerations, the crimson drip on the carpet. He was nearly there, nearly touching it. His breathing quickened, pulse beating. He lifted it to the light.
He didn’t hear the door creak. “Grandad – what are you doing with my Thomas?”
Check out some other #7Sins works of flash fiction:
Raw and powerful WRATH by Bryce Daniels (I defy you not to be moved by this!)
Murderous GREED by Lady Antimony
Coffee-tinged LUST by Glitterword
An interesting take on fairy cake inspired GLUTTONY by Rebecca Clare Smith
Poignant, understated and entirely human GREED by Halli Gomez