Happy Friday, folks! We took time off for Easter, my co-host had technically difficulties last week, but I'm here to tell you Christian Fiction Friday is up and live as strong as ever! Thanks to those of you authors who have participated, especially the ones who take time to leave comments for others!
I have started a new draft now that Unplanned is up and set for pre-order. This is a spy novel set in North Korea. Right now, I'm working on my main character's back story. Here are three paragraphs from chapter one, since this is the third Friday of the month.
“I still don’t see why we have to dress up,” Ko complained to Mama. “It’s only Ryuk.”
Mama puckered her lips together. Ko sometimes wondered if Mama had some kind of disorder that made everything in her mouth turn sour when she was disappointed. “You will dress up because you are a young lady now, the daughter of a general, not some little flower swallow we picked up off the streets.” Mama spoke each word rhythmically as she scrubbed the floor. Forward and backward. Forward and backward, as if the floor boards were disorderly, unruly children that had to be flogged into submission.
“But I don’t like him, Mama. He’s boring.” Ko twirled her finger around the bottom of the blouse her mother had picked out. “He and Papa sit and smoke and talk about work. Can’t I just go study for my classes after dinner?” Ko hoped the mention of schoolwork would soften Mama’s outlook. Ko was at the top of her class, and she didn’t get there by spending her evenings idle listening to Papa and his middle-aged guests complaining about Imperialists and Western aggressors while they smoked their reeking cigarettes.