Shalom! Welcome to another edition ofSix 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 offering come from my work-in-progress, Judah and Tamar, a dramatic retelling of the Biblical story. Tamar is a young widow who, under Levirate law, must marry the next male relative to ensure the dead are not forgotten. She has resigned herself to this fate, but her father-in-law, Judah, is determined that she will not marry anymore of his sons. This forces her to go to extreme lengths to get what is rightfully hers. In today’s excerpt, Tamar puts her plan into action.

Judah and Tamar will become my next blog series, starting January 2013, after Full of Grace is completed, so keep an eye out for it. And let me know what you think of today’s excerpt; I appreciate your comments.

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Rachel had been more than accommodating when Tamar asked to borrow her veil, which made her wonder if she knew what she was planning. But Tamar would have to worry about that later; right now, she had to get to Timnah before Judah did. It was no secret that he had frequented temple prostitutes while his wife was still living; surely now that she was dead, he would “need” that companionship more than ever. And she would be there to provide it, with him none the wiser.

It’s a good plan, Tamar tells herself, as she tightens her grip on the veil. A good plan. 

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