Beta readers have the next twenty-one chapters of my serial, The Presidents Club. Once they're done and I've made the corrections and edits, my publisher, Venture Galleries, will increase the frequency to three chapters a week.
The goal is to have The Presidents Club out in trade paperback and e-book in time for back-to-school. Teachers need something to read while the students are playing Fruit Ninja.
The Set Up:
This week's snippet is from Chapter Twenty-one, which goes live Sunday, the 14th. In this scene, the regulars at the Louisville Tavern have been engaged in a lively discussion concerning the meaning of trust and what it means to them.
We join the scene just as Reverend Thomas Pritchett is concluding...
The Eight Sentences:
"Until then, we just enjoy being together and take care of each other till the time comes that we have to depend on that belief -- that trust.”
No one spoke for a moment so the pastor made it easy for them by asking, “Who thinks they can beat me in a game of checkers?”
Dr. Risk was ready, “I’ll take you on! Hit me with your best shot, Preacher!”
“Watch out, Doc,” advised York, “he’s liable to baptize you.”
The pastor turned to the smart mouth and said, “But I wouldn’t hold him under half as long as I would you.”
York muttered, “And all this time I thought I could trust you.” The two men exchanged smiles as Tommy Pritchett ambled over to the table where the checker board was set up.
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