Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!
This snippet is unedited and new from the suspense novella that is currently untitled, but will be part of a romantic suspense bundle that I’m doing with my co-host Alana Terry and six other authors!
“You would have more energy if you would eat something other than this,” Victor said, pushing his finger against the foil wrapped hamburger. “I would think that as a medical professional, you’d know better.” He uncapped his pen and started writing in his notebook, preparing for a testimony their pastor had asked him to give that Sunday. At his elbow, his Bible sat open. Ruth wanted to ask him what he planned to speak on, but she knew he’d tell her to wait until Sunday.
“I’m a poor resident,” she replied, scooping up the burger and unwrapping it. Before she took a bite, she grinned at him sitting rather uncomfortably in the orange plastic chair. “It’s what I can afford.”
He pressed his lips together and shook his head, making her laugh around her bite of food. The tangy pickle added a crunch to the bite loaded with savory hamburger topped with mayonnaise and ketchup. She had always thought the flavor combination one of the most perfect tastes in the world. It helped that she’d not eaten since dinner last night. Her hand shook a bit from the hunger as she dipped a French fry in the ketchup.
He took a sip from his bottle of water. “I think a plate of rice and beans would offer so much more nutrition than that hamburger and cost a fraction of the price.”
“You need to be more adventurous in your food,” she proclaimed around a second bite. “Fast food occasionally won’t kill you.”
“This is true.” He raised an eyebrow. “How much fast food have you eaten this week?”
“Be nice.” She took another bite and washed it down with her iced tea. “I’m trying to get a handle on my schedule so I can prepare meals before going to the hospital. But these hours are killing me. If I survive this residency, I’ll deserve a medal.”
He winked in a very cute way, making her heart flip in love for him. “I’ll give you one of my championship belts.”
She stared at him as she chewed a fry. He had taken a hard hit in his last match and she didn’t like how long it had taken him to recover. “How are you feeling about Saturday’s fight?”
The hesitation he gave in answering her question answered her more than his words. “Fighting the last fight of my career in Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve? Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for a better exit.” Despite the words, his voice sounded unenthusiastic, almost bored.
With narrowed eyes, she tried to study his pupils. “You in fighting shape?”
As a grimace crossed his face, he set his pen down and closed his notebook. She thought maybe she should have kept that thought to herself as he looked at her with a long, studying look. Just when she opened her mouth to withdraw the question, he reached out and took her hand with his. “Will you marry me?”
Now it’s your turn! Just link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:
1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).
2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.
1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.
2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.
3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:
Christian Fiction Friday is a weekly blog hop where authors post snippets from their current Works in Progress. It is hosted by Alana Terry and Hallee Bridgeman.
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