Six Sentence Sunday

Olá! It’s Sunday again and 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 selection comes 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. But because her father-in-law, Judah, has withheld his last son from her, Tamar deceives him to get what she wants. Unfortunately, her deception is found out and about to cost her her life, unless she can get Judah to admit his fault. But it might just be a little too late for that.

Next week will be my last posting from Judah and Tamar. It’ll offer an additional part of the story I’ve not seen written before. Then, beginning January 2013, this story will become my next blog series, after Full of Grace is completed. Check it out and let me know what you think of today’s excerpt. As always, I appreciate your comments and thank you for stopping by my blog.

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He had been so pretentious about the whole affair, yet it was Tamar who was the righteous one – and now she was going to die for his sins. He couldn’t let that happen.

“Avi (Father)?”

Brushing past his son, Judah runs out of the house and into the street, hoping, praying to his god, his wife’s gods and any other god listening, that he was not too late. The captain was a patient man but he would wait only for so long before lighting the pyre. He had to catch him before that happened.

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