Weekend Writing Warriors 8 – 3/15/2020 – The Five Barred Gate

Welcome back, Weekend Writing Warriors. I hope you enjoyed last weeks entry of my Dystopian Suspense novel The Five Barred Gate. This novel 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 brings legal consequences.

This week I am going to jump ahead a bit. Jacob has been released. He hasn’t heard anything from Eric, until this morning when his name was mentioned. Now he is keeping his eyes peeled for a man he has never seen, but only heard through a cell window.

So with that in mind, here are my eight:

[Jacob] parked his pickup in the Service Department Only slot and walked over to the open bay. He could hear Roger under the hood, working with a socket wrench, cussing a stuck nut.

“Hey Roger.”

Roger stepped out from under the hood. “Oh, hey, Jacob. Wasn’t expecting you. What can I do for you?”

“I’m looking for the owner of this fine Buick.”

“Jessica said he called and said he was running a bit late,” Roger said, wiping his hands on a rag. “He should be along any time now.”

“So, are you admiring my classic, Jacob?”

Jacob recognized the voice instantly, and he was almost too nervous to turn around.

Thank you for reading this week’s snippet. Stay tuned for more from The Five Barred Gate next week.

The Five Barred Gate is available for purchase on Amazon. The link is below this snippet. You can also purchase direct from me by visiting the Home Page of this website and link to buy now 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 an adorable snail that teaches children about prayer and believing in themselves. Series at 4 books. More to come for 2020.

You can also read about updates regarding my next novel due out in May of 2020, Little Reminders of Who I Am as well as my current Untitled work.

In His Exciting Service,

Jeff S. Bray


The Five Barred Gate is Available on Amazon


Elissa the Curious Snail Series

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