Flash Friday Fiction – “A Dangerous Game”

For this week’s Flash! Friday Challenge, we were given 150 words, the intriguing photo below, and were told to include a marriage proposal… or else!

 

krak-de-chevaliers

Krak des Chevaliers/Qalat al-Hosn, Syria. CC photo by Jon Martin.

A Dangerous Game

“Madame, would you do me the great honor…of becoming my wife?”

Evelyn’s cheeks had glistened with soft tears as she whispered, “Yes…my knight.”  Her radiant eyes had warmed his soul, and with a shock, he realized that he had fallen hopelessly in love with Evelyn Devereaux.

But it’s a dangerous game, courting a thief.

Now he lay in the hotel room for a long moment, gazing at the impregnable walls of the old castle and savoring the memories locked within them.  A few feet away, in the hotel safe, lay the heirloom diamonds he had quietly lifted from Evelyn’s dresser.

Hot tears scalded his face. He had slipped through Evelyn’s defenses, but had not emerged unscathed.  Her heart was surely broken, but his was forever lost.

What a deadly game it is… courting a thief.

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“Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.”

Proverbs 4:23

 

 

 

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