Weekend Writing Warriors 8 – 3/22/2020 – 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.

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 is were we left things last week. Jacob is arriving at Roger and Jessica Mills Auto shop, anticipating a meeting, when he hears a voice from behind him…

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

Jacob recognized the voice instantly, and he was almost too nervous to turn around.
— When he did, he saw a short, stock man with a wide grin an unexpected lack of hair. He was older than Jacob expected, but then again, he wasn’t sure what to expect.


“Well, if I’m not I’m about to drive away in his sweet ride.”

Eric opened his arms and pulled Jacob into a bear hug. “It’s good to finally see you, Jacob. Really good.”

“You look better than I expected,” Jacob said, “considering my recent experience.” He looked Eric up and down, surprised at his apparently whole and healthy appearance. It seemed they didn’t touch him at all.

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.

****I have also started a multi-contributor-journal that will document the events of Coronavirus2020. This is a message board forum. While I plan to input regular entries, I hope you will leave messages in the comment field at the bottom. I encourage you to share what you are going through where you are at, as we all have different points of view across the country, and possibly the world. Please take the time and visit the link, if not to read what others have written, to leave your own comment and share what’s going on with you regarding the Coronavirus2020 Pandemic.****

In His Exciting Service,

Jeff S. Bray

The Five Barred Gate is Available on Amazon

Elissa the Curious Snail Series

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6 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors 8 – 3/22/2020 – The Five Barred Gate

  1. I’m wondering if there’s some major religious persecution going on that Jacob thinks Eric would have gotten beaten up or something. At least, that’s where my mind went from his thought that Eric looks healthy and whole. Intriguing snippet!

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