Six Sentence Sunday

It’s Sunday again and time for another Six Sentence Sunday, a blogging experience where participants post six sentences from their current project or something they’ve published. Click here to check out the other participants or join in on the fun.

This week’s offering comes from my work-in-progress, Judah and Tamar, a dramatic retelling of the Biblical story. If you’re familiar with the tale, you know already how it ends. However, in writing this, I discovered a character who was almost forgotten in Judah and Tamar’s sordid affair: his son Shelah. There was much he had to lose in Judah’s conversion and Tamar’s redemption – but how would it affect his relationship with his father?

This is the last posting from Judah and Tamar. Beginning January 2013, this story will be my next blog series, after Full of Grace is completed. 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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“She’s the reason they’re all dead and now she’s going to live here with us like we’re one, happy family just because she’s carrying your bastard child?”

Shelah’s voice is laced with anger and Judah knows arguing with him is useless. He wouldn’t understand; and it was Judah’s fault. He had spent years putting Tamar down to the boy only to bring her home as his concubine. But she held him accountable when no one else did and he could not afford to let her go.

Even if it cost him his son.

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