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I've got a Christian Fiction Friday excerpt from my next Kennedy Stern novel. This segment is from chapter 8, since this is the 8th month. Kennedy is talking to her roommate.
Her eyes widened, and she brought the phone closer to her blanched face. “Where’d you get this picture?”
Unease splashed at the bottom of Kennedy’s gut and sent waves of fear rippling outward. “That’s the guy I told you about. The one they think helped mastermind things last fall.” Even now Kennedy couldn’t bring herself to use words like kidnapping. “I forget his name. Something kinda ethnic. Guido? Giulio?”
“Gino.” Willow’s voice, usually dripping with melodrama, was terse. Expressionless.
Kennedy’s legs felt like they were supporting one of Boston’s looming concrete overpasses. “What are you talking about?”
Willow held out the phone, but Kennedy didn’t want to touch it. What venom dripped form that photograph, what new threats would she discover in that pixelated image?
Willow put the phone on Kennedy’s desk. “No, no, no, no, no.” She pinched her forehead between her thumb and forefinger. “The jerk!” If Kennedy had been critiquing one of her roommate’s plays, she would say Willow was overdoing it. Willow held out her hand in the universal sign for Don’t freak out on me. “That guy in the photo, that’s the one I met at the gym. The one I was supposed to …” Willow scrunched up a large handful of her jet-black hair. “We were texting just two hours ago, making plans for tomorrow. I gave him our dorm number and everything.”