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!
Today, I’m giving you a snippet of my book Grace’s Ground War, part 5 of The Virtues and Valor
series as a tribute to those who have served. I pray you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
They heard the boisterous sounds of the party flood the night again as the couple went back into the room. Matthew came out from under the balcony and grinned, holding the invitation up for her to see. They walked around the side of the building toward the front door. Once at the door, they handed the envelope to the bored soldier who stood guard. He barely glanced at the invitation before allowing them to enter.
She tightened her arm through Matthew’s and laughed up at him as they passed the girl at the coat check counter. They entered the ballroom and immediately walked to the dance floor where Matthew swung her into his arms and they began dancing a waltz.
It disgusted Ruth to slip into the party, but she did it anyway. She’d suggested blowing this building up along with the bridge, but her team had talked her out of it. Grudgingly, she knew they were right. Too many innocent civilians attended the party – civilians like the teenaged coat check girl. To blow it would be wrong when the mission could be accomplished with just the bridge.
Just a few steps into the waltz, Ruth counted down to “zero” in her head. The wave of the explosion from the charges beneath the bridge ripped through the room. Even though she was expecting it, the noise and force of the blast still startled her. The windows blew out and threw glass and debris into the room as people started screaming and running in circles.
Knowing they needed to be seen by as many people as possible, Ruth put a hand to her chest. “What was that?” she yelled, allowing the sting of tears to come to her eyes.
Matthew put his arms around her shoulder. “No worries, darling. I’m sure they will figure it out. Come this way. Be careful now.”
She started walking and shifting through the debris, trying to step carefully. Despite her caution, she felt something sharp go through her foot and she gasped and rose up onto her toes.
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.
O, how exciting. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to act surprised like this!