Happy Saturday! For my friends and family honoring Yom Kippur, may your fast be easy.
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It’s one month and one day until my next novel releases. It’s the last part of the Faithfully Yours series. My anthology Leaps of Faith is also part of the series, a collection of short stories featuring different characters. It’s a companion work, not part of the main series.
I’m snipping from a different story in Leaps of Faith, “For Us and for Our Salvation.” (The title is taken from the Nicene Creed.) Here, Cat has a rather…unusual use for his rosary. It’s over the 6 sentences, but I think you’ll forgive me. For the non-Catholic: a “decade” is one section of the rosary. A “chaplet” is the full chain.
Cat drew air into his lungs slowly, centering himself to resume his recitations. He continued, not stopping this time, even when he heard Micah’s breathing grow louder and more unsteady with each new decade. They needed this, a way to reconnect without fear. Though his cheeks flamed and heat pooled low in his belly, Cat pressed on.
Between the fragrance of the incense, the tiny whimpers behind the door, and his own blossoming arousal, Cat was lightheaded by the time he reached the end of the first chaplet. He prayed, “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.” Glancing up toward the ceiling, he wondered briefly what Jesus might make of this and decided he probably approved.
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