TGIF! And let’s have a few lines in celebration, what do you say? First, from The Dark Series: The Color of Seven:
He walked up to a little backwoods Alabama black Church. Seven Cedars Baptist. It stood right outside Seven Cedars, Alabama. He laughed. “Be you de sebbenth son of a sebbenth son, boy?” Well, maybe he was, maybe he wasn’t. Sounded good, though. He went inside to join the ongoing service. Within a month, he’d collected a group of ten or so of the black community’s finest young men. He met with them down by the banks of Seven Cedar Creek.
“My name be Cain,” he announced. “An’ my color be sebben.”
…Followed by a few lines from. . . A Novel Murder by Ginger Simpson
“I’m going to resign!”
“Resign?” Naomi’s mouth gaped.
“God, you sound just like Tony. Relax. Not right at the moment, but as soon as our current cases are solved. I can’t walk away when women...one of which I’ve met, are losing their lives.”
“So, have you really thought this through?”
“You have no idea. I actually made some progress on my novel tonight, but my muse isn’t cooperating because I can’t stop thinking about Kitten and Persia.”
“When did you get cats?”
“Oh, Nay. Those are the stripper names of the two dead women.”
“Hmm, yeah now I remember. Sorry, guess I had a memory lapse. So more about this resignation thing...”
“I have my writing to fall back on, and my editor thinks this next story is going to be the one that makes me big bucks. I’m making out pretty good on the first, but I love to write, so being free of the force will give me the time I need.”
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