Welcome back, Weekend Writing Warriors. I hope you enjoyed last weeks intro to my Dystopian Suspense novel The Five Barred Gate. It is set in a world where it is illegal to be offensive. There are federal laws against saying certain things, especially against those in authority. To violate the law brought on legal consequences.
This week I pick up where I left off last week. Eric and Jacob continue their conversation. As always I begin with the synopsis for reference.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if the Non-Offensive Movement in the United States became federal law? What would happen to the freedoms guaranteed to us through the Constitution? This is the story of Jacob Andrews. He is faced with the decision to follow his heart and disregard what the law says about how he should live; even if it means his life.
Here are this week’s eight:
“You must have known your sermon could be misinterpreted and get you into trouble with the law. Why say it in public like that?”
“I would be in greater danger if I didn’t preach the Gospel the way God leads me to. Like the old saying goes, ‘Better to die on my feet before God, than on my knees before man.’ Besides, what greater death could one ask for?”
“I don’t know about that, sounds pretty scary. Guess you take your God thing seriously?”
“I do,” Eric said softly, “I do.” Then he was silent for a moment. “That and I didn’t think I would get caught.”
They both laugh.
Thank you for reading this week’s snippet. Next week I plan to jump ahead a bit. You have the gist that these two men are in prison. Eric, for his faith. While we don’t know why Jacob is there, that would be giving you too much info. And half the fun is leaving y’all in suspense. 🙂
Again, The Five Barred Gate is available for purchase on Amazon. The link is below. You can also purchase direct from me by visiting the Home Page of this website and a Buy Now button is at the bottom of the screen. The benefit of buying direct is that you will receive a signed copy.
Below that link is my Children’s book series Elissa the Curious Snail. A series of books about a snail that teaches children about prayer and believing in themselves. Series at 4 books. 2 more set for 2020.