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Genre: Historical Friction
Word Count: 100
PILLAR OF FAITH
“Hurry, wife. The city’s crumbling around us.” The aged patriarch bent to fasten his sandals, and straightened with a groan. “Oy. I’m too old for this.”
“Do you prefer the blue tunic or the beige?” She held them up. “I think the blue brings out my eyes.”
“Woman! Are you meshuga? An angel warns us of the incoming wrath of God and you’re concerned with clothes?”
“No fashion sense.” She rolled her eyes. “You really believe this judgement mishegoss, don’t you?”
“Angel shmangel.” She shrugged. “Lot, my love. I take everything you say with a grain of salt.”
*For those unfamiliar with Old Testament Bible stories, when God delivered Lot and his family from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the angel had instructed them not to look back. Lot’s wife did and turned into a pillar of salt.
I’m not crazy about the formatting job they did on the Kindle, but it’s all there. 😉 I’ve yet to see the paperback version so I reserve opinion. Nor do I understand why the paperback and hardcover are the same price.