Six Sentence Sunday – 30 December 2012

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I hope that everyone had a festive and happy Christmas! Ours was quiet—which was a nice change of pace!

I apologize for last Sunday’s non-posting snafu—had everything all set to go and never got out of draft mode!

This week is again from Giant Killer. Following last week’s six, we rejoin Jonathan and Evram in battle with the Philistines:

Evram loosed a large stone he had picked up from the slope’s scree—the rock caught a second Philistine in the face, blinding him. Recovered from his surprise at the attack, a third soldier managed to free his sword and made for the young armor bearer. Jonathan turned, following through, and put him to death with a well-placed slash to his throat.

Evram turned to Jonathan after dispatching the blinded soldier. “My lord, where has the fourth gotten to?”

“I imagine we are to have additional company shortly.”

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Six Sentence Sunday – 23 December 2012

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Greetings, all!

This week we continue Giant Killer with Jonathan and Evram. Last week they came face to face with the arrogance of the Philistine invaders.

Jonathan climbed the remaining distance, scrabbling up with his hands and feet. Evram followed after, his cudgel now serving as a walking staff. Confident in their larger number, the Philistines stood relaxed and loose, watching the two Israelites scale the slope.

The Hebrew prince paused briefly as if to catch his breath. The first of the soldiers, the one who wore no tunic, moved quickly forward, making to grapple with Jonathan. He fell backwards in front of his companions, a startled look in his eyes as Jonathan’s short sword pulled out of his gut, freeing his intestines.

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Six Sentence Sunday – 16 December 2012

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Greetings, all!

We, of course, continue with Giant Killer. This week’s six follow immediately from last week’s snippet, where we left Jonathan and Evram facing the Philistine guards.

Evram whispered, “Lord Jonathan, they mock us!”

“Remain still! It is for the unwashed to decide their own fate.”

The big, dark warrior strode forward shouting, “Come up to us, and we will show you something!” He grabbed his crotch with both hands and bucked his hips, while his companions devolved into more laughter.

“Come on! The LORD has put them into Israel’s power!”

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Six Sentence Sunday – 09 December 2012

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Greetings, all! And Chanukah Sameach!

We are continuing with Giant Killer. Last week we left Jonathan and Evram creeping up on the Philistine outpost.

Taking a deep breath, Jonathan moved out of Seneh’s shadow.

One of the guards spotted Jonathan, and the rest followed his pointing hand; a particularly large warrior, his dark-skinned chest crossed by only two leather straps, called out, “A Hebrew has come out of the hole where he’s been hiding.” The Philistines’ laughter carried across the scrubby plain and burned in Jonathan’s gut—it took all of his might to keep from charging at the bulky invader.

As Evram stepped out to join Jonathan, a second soldier, this one wiry and scarred, joined in the harangue yelling at them, “Another dog slinks out too—perhaps we should call for reinforcements!” The group exchanged back slaps, congratulating themselves on their own humor. Jonathan chewed on his cheek, maintaining a tenuous calm.

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Six Sentence Sunday – 02 December 2012

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Greetings, all!

Yes, I’m late to the party this week! Just don’t know where the time goes…

Well, we are continuing with Giant Killer. Last week we met Jonathan and will journey along with him some more today:

The plain before Michmash was criss-crossed with wadis. Hunkering low, Jonathan crept along the ravine until he crouched on the south side of the pass beneath a steep rock, known to the locals as Seneh—The Thorny; its counterpart stood north of Michmash and was called Bozez—The Shining.

Jonathan waved Evram forward and whispered, “Perhaps Jehovah will act for us, for there is nothing that can keep Jehovah from delivering his people either by many or by few.”

“We are certainly few, my lord.”

“We will cross over to the men and show ourselves to them. If they say to us, ‘Stand still until we can reach you,’ then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up to them; but if they say, ‘Come up to us,’ then we will go up—for this shall be the proof that Jehovah has given them into our power.”

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