Six Sentence Sunday: Penance (from the dusty pages of an old notebook) #sixsunday

 My Sunday Six is from a short story I wrote quite a while ago, named Penance.

     I wonder why we tell young girls such outlandish stories about chivalry and brave knights. The imagination takes them and creates unrealistic dreams of men coming to rescue them from the mundane life of “normal” people. They are so young and impressionable, they can’t help but be sucked in by the lies. We tell them about things like the honor of men. Now, that is a laugh; not to mention an oxymoron. Men and honor should not be allowed in the same sentence, let alone the premise of a story meant only to blind us from the truth.


About Rebecca Hart

Im a single parent of three and a published author of romance in all sorts of sub-genres. A full time IT geek, Managing Editor of Roane Publishing, cover artist and a reformed gaming addict -- I live to write fantasy peppered with a dash of romantic nonsense :P Addicted to all things pirates, penguins, Johnny Depp and rum. Follow me on Twitter: @Rebelhart69

Posted on October 9, 2011, in #sixsunday, Fiction, My Writing, Self-Marketing, Six Sentence Sunday and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. These six are going to garner some interesting responses 🙂 LOL Great six.

  2. Same would apply to men thinking all girls are princesses with long flowing golden hair!

  3. @Sherry: That is what I was hoping. 🙂

    @Paula: I'd agree that anything that creates a preconceived notion can be a bad thing.

  4. Heh, I like the cynicism (or maybe realism) of this snippet. Great six. 🙂

  5. Yes, this is very true. At the same time I agree with Paula. We are so often raised with blinders. There must be a balance between this and protecting children from disillusionment as much as possible. Or perhaps if we told them the truth, their expectations would be more realistic and their hearts wouldn't be broken so much… Very thought provoking six. What type of novel is this?

  6. Oh dear. Someone's a tiny bit bitter.

  7. yeah, kill that damn Prince Charming! He doesn't exist anyway (unless he's like Fiona's betrothed – very realistic, LOL!)! 😉

  8. Men and honor. Now if they are in the Marines … 🙂

  9. Well, they aren't all bad. They can be a little obnoxious sometimes, but hey, so can women.

  10. I really like the voice even though (especially because?) it's so hard.

  11. The piece was part of a short story, and fiction. The MC is extremely disillusioned at the time of this particular point in the story.

    @Dee: She is a whole lot bitter 🙂

  12. Wow, pretty bitter first-person-voice 😉

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