HAPPY NEW YEAR!! hope everyone's having a great week, and I wish you all a blessed, peaceful 2016.
Today's Christian Ficiton Friday post comes from an as-of-yet unnamed project I started right after Christmas.
“Katrina, dear, that color goes absolutely stunning with your complexion,” rotund Mrs. Porter exclaimed. Several other ladies from the Missionary League voiced their agreement.
“You’re such a tiny little thing.” Nancy Higgins pouted and reached out a bejeweled finger to stroke Katrina’s jawline. “And Pastor Greg, he must be a foot taller than you!”
Katrina forced a smile.
“You really should have saved that blouse for the Christmas Eve service.” Mrs. Porter rubbed the fabric of Katrina’s collar. “You’d look perfectly stunning standing there with your violin in front of the tree.” She turned to the other women for confirmation. “Wouldn’t she look stunning?”
Murmurs of agreement assaulted Katrina’s ears. She fidgeted with her wedding ring, twisting the plain band around her finger, wondering how to divert attention away from her size, her blouse, her music.
“We’ve been so excited to hear you play again.” Nancy gave Katrina’s shoulder an uninvited rub. “It’s not right for you to make us wait so long. You haven’t forgotten anything, have you?” Her smile sent a cold shudder racing up Katrina’s spine.
Mrs. Porter wrapped her arm around Katrina’s waist. “How could she forget? It’s like riding a bike, isn’t it, dear?”
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