moral mondays: freedom is a state of mind

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Calisha was the King’s favourite consort. Groomed since childhood in the womanly, seductive, and erotic arts, she was to obey without question and never cry out in pain. In return, she lived a sumptuous, pampered life within the walls of the her rooms. Even the grill work encasing her balcony had been skillfully hidden beneath exotic flowering vines.

What only Calisha knew: the King might own her body and soul, but he would never capture her mind or her heart. Those were hers alone, to be given not as a duty, but as an act of love. (97 words)

Written for Nortina’s Moral Mondays, Freedom is a State of Mind. Thanks, Nortina, for hosting this.

JW Waterhouse; The Necklace, 1902

waterhouse the necklace 1909

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8 thoughts on “moral mondays: freedom is a state of mind

    • “Thank you,” she replied. “I was thinking of stories where the body is caged/chained, but the mind remained free. And how all benefited from people like Mandela retaining their freedom within their minds. How the state couldn’t take that from him, no matter how hard it tried.”

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