Six Sentence Sunday

Ciao! Welcome to another edition of 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 post 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, determines she will not marry anymore of his sons. This forces her to go to extreme lengths to get what is rightfully hers. In last week’s post, Tamar dressed up as a prostitute to lure her father-in-law into a compromising affair. And though he is struggling with what his life has become, Judah doesn’t disappoint. Let me know what you think of today’s excerpt; I’d love to hear from you.

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There he was, the son of Jacob, grandson of Isaac, heir of Abraham, reduced to whoring. Oh, how the mighty had fallen. But this is the last thing he wants to think about here, not while he was in the midst of negotiations with a prostitute. He desires only to focus on the young woman in front of him. Her face is covered by a veil, as is custom; still it is the fine curves of her body that have his loins afire. And her voice, though familiar, is enticing, inviting, alluring, sexy…

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