Greetings. I hope everyone had a good holiday. It’s time again for another edition of Six Sentence Sunday. My post this week comes from my work-in-progress, Ruth and Boaz, a retelling of the Biblical tale. Regarded as perhaps the greatest show of platonic love, Ruth leaves her home to follow her mother-in-law Naomi back to Israel, where she finds love with Boaz. In today’s selection, Ruth’s reputation precedes her. Let me know what you think of today’s excerpt; I appreciate your comments and thank you for stopping by my blog.
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Boaz finds himself daydreaming at the mention of her name. He knew he was acting like young boy enchanted by an older nursemaid, but he couldn’t help it: there was just something about Ruth that was different.
Or so he heard. He had not met her yet, but with a town as small as Bethlehem, it was just a matter of time.
Eleazar clears his throat, calling Boaz’s attention back to him. The older man shrugs off his thoughts, willing himself to put Ruth out of his mind…for now.