Conscience – A 100 Word Fiction
“No, Rose. You are not allowed to participate in the contest,” Rose’s father was adamant.
Devastated and in a fleeting moment of anger, she packed her bags and left home. Her mother cried.
That monsoon, Rose lost her mother.
A missed call on her phone diverted Rose’s attention. Father.
She immediately called back.
“Dear, is that contest still open?”
“You should participate. I was afraid I would lose you if you became successful. Your mother always wanted you to do well.”
Rose was happy and sad. She quickly packed her bags to return home to her remorseful father.