It’s time for another Six Sentence Sunday, a blogging experience where participants post six sentences from something they’re working on or something they’ve published. You can visit their site to check out the other participants or to join in on the fun.
This week’s submission is from my work-in-progress, Judah and Tamar, which will be my next blog series, starting January 2013. Tamar has just watched Onan, her abusive husband, collapse on the floor; this is her response.
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She looks down at him, his eyes open, his face frozen in terror, begging her for help. If ever there was any humanity in her, he seems to say, but he beat it out of her, and as he breathes his last, Tamar can only marvel at what has occurred. She had been expecting a beating, a rape. Now her husband was dead, leaving her a widow – again. Trouble with his family would surely follow, but at least she wouldn’t have to endure his abuse anymore. She wouldn’t miss him.