This week Lillie McFerrin for her 5 Sentence Fiction http://lilliemcferrin.com/ , gave us the prompt word “PURPLE”, this is my endeavor for it:
THE ULTIMATE ACT OF VALOR
The color PURPLE covers the entire spectrum of life itself, from the richest of people of royal blood who flaunt it in their clothes they wear, to the lowly peasant who’s mourning the death of a loved one.
But color PURPLE doesn’t make the person, the person makes himself through their acts; a person of royal blood who thinks himself better than those around him will not receive the respect of those below his station, while a poor individual who regularly gives of himself, will be treated with respect normally reserved for a king.
The lack of selfishness must be maintained at all costs; and placed above everything else.
So when it comes to war, an extremely small percentage will make the ultimate sacrifice and place their lives above everyone else’s, an act of pure valor which can only be symbolized by a PURPLE heart.
Although small in size, a PURPLE heart is worth more than a hundred times its weight in gold, mere because of what it represents.
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