Weekend Writing Warriors 8 – 5/31/2020 – The Five Barred Gate

Welcome back, Weekend Writing Warriors. Haha, another cliffhanger last week. The new beau in her life was just the beginning of the bad news Jacob received. It seems that there is more to this than meets the eye. Is it a simple mistake, or deliberate conniving sabotage? And if it is? Then why?

No sense keeping you waiting, let’s get into it. First here is where we left off last week:
A week later I got a call saying you were killed while trying to escape.”

Jacob forced his jaw closed. He sat stunned for a long moment before he could find any words to say.

“Who called you?” he said at last. “Who told you I was dead?”

The Five Barred Gate Synopsis:
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.

“I don’t remember his name. Edwin, Eldrige, something like that.”


“I don’t know, maybe.” A tear leaked down her face and trickled down her chin.

Jacob nodded, trying to control his emotions and stifle the raging of his old nature.

“And who are you… seeing?”

“He’s been a friend to me, Jacob.” He was there through most of what happened after we separated. Then he was there after you were arrested. And, he was there when word came that you were dead.”

***Well Mighty Warriors that is this week’s snippet. Thanks to the new relaxed setting, here is the rest of the chapter.***

“Well, obviously, as you can clearly see, I am not dead.”

“Yes, obviously. When Daddy heard that you were being released, he called me. As you can imagine, I was in shock. You were gone. You were dead. I had reconciled myself to that. Then to hear you’re alive? And to see you–alive? I’m confused and I don’t even know how I’m supposed to feel.”

“Renae, who are you seeing?”

Jacob wasn’t sure what name he expected to hear, but it wasn’t the one Renae said. His heart shattered into a million pieces when she said, “I’m involved with Jesse. Jesse Durrant.”

Who? Who is Jesse Durrant? That is the big question. It is clear that Jacob knows who this man is. But how? And better yet, why did Edwards tell Renae that Jacob was killed when he was “safe” in his cell? Hmmmm, more questions indeed.

Want to find out who Jesse is? What is Edwards really up to? The Five Barred Gate is available for purchase on Amazon. Hardback, Paperback, and Kindle versions are available. The link is at the bottom of this post.

You can also purchase direct from me by visiting my Home Page. There is a buy now link 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. It is a series of books about an adorable snail that teaches children about prayer and believing in themselves. Series at 4 books.

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

Fellow Warriors, I also have begun writing a weekly blog that you see posted in between these snippets. Check them out and I would love to hear your thoughts.

AND if you have little warriors running around I now have many of my Children’s Short Stories on this website. They were originally on my Elissa the Curious Snail publisher’s website, but I now control that domain and am in the process of moving that content here. I am adding new stories daily, until the transfer is complete. These are great bedtime or anytime short stories. Check them out.

In His Exciting Service,

Jeff S. Bray

The Five Barred Gate is Available on Amazon

Elissa the Curious Snail Series

Check out other amazing established and emerging writers at Weekend Writing Warriors. Each week we post new snippets from either our published works or our works in progress for each other to comment on. Get an insight on how the mind of a writer works and the behind the scenes of works before they hit the book stands everywhere.

9 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors 8 – 5/31/2020 – The Five Barred Gate

    1. And the end of this snippet stream. Not sure what I will post next week. But I am leaving Jesse a mystery. You have the book, so you will find out when you read your copy. 🙂


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