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Today we are continuing with Giant Killer, fast on the heels of last week’s piece. David has met a stranger named Ziba, a servant of King Saul, and has questioned him harshly.
Ziba handed a wine cup to David and signaled for him to sit. “Refresh yourself, young man, whilst we speak.”
The messenger assisted Jesse to sit and then turned to pace momentarily, apparently seeking guidance from the uneven floor. “Following his slaughter of the Amalekites, King Saul returned to Gibeah with their king Agag clothed in chains and defeat.
“Yet despite this triumph, an evil spirit has come upon the King—his highness is seized by this vile demon and falls into a dark temper. The priests and prophets have prayed and scried and, according to them, the LORD has abandoned King Saul to this castigation, yet they offer neither relief nor abatement.”
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This story maintains its tension and manages to spiral into even more tension with each six. Fantastic.
Thanks so much for reading and commenting, JM!
Wow, C.C.! Two phrases in this snippet absolutely rocked me.
What an absolutely perfect way to SHOW that the messenger was staring at the floor instead of meeting Daniel’s gaze. And then this description of the defeated king:
Wow. Just…wow. Perfect language. See? I’m so impressed all I can say is “wow” and “perfect”. 😆 Not that I’m surprised. You have a way with words.
**blush** [kicks at dirt with shoe] Gosh! Thanks so much, Silver!
I love your words choice in this snippet and the fluidity of Ziba’s speech. Nice six!
Thanks for stopping by, Jess!
Good job, C.C. I’m enjoying your take on a well known story.
Thank you, Elin! Hope to keep it going!
I loved the sentence….seeking guidance from the uneven floor. I thought it was brilliant. Another great six.
Thank you so much, SE!
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