Today's Fab Friday feature is an excerpt from author K. R. Morrison. She places a spin on the trinity by sharing how a particular set of people fell into the trap of the enemy. Read on to see her perspective of the most significant historical events, which shaped the world we live in today...
THE UNHOLY TRINITY EXCERPT:
The young man stood, his back to a pillar, and watched the people around him. They were in a constant state of hurrying, either to their occupations, or to the tax collectors so they could be squeezed dry of their hard-earned wages.
Judas snorted contemptuously.
Squeezed by those Roman bastards, and thanking the tax collectors for the privilege. Or so it seemed to him.
He crossed his arms and frowned as a widow was being harassed in the street by a couple of bored soldiers.
Probably looked at them too long. Obviously an insurgent. Well, lock her up with the rest of the rabble, Judas thought sarcastically. At least she’d have a roof over her head this night.
Judas turned away. He couldn’t afford to be noticed himself. Someone might recognize him, and remember his relationship with a certain Barabbas…
He gave a sharp, humorless bark of a laugh as he strolled leisurely through the marketplace.
Vendors shouted, shoving their wares at him, desperate to bring in a profit before the end of the day. Judas wanted to stop and look, but he had an appointment to keep. The money in the purse at his side was heavy; lightening the load by buying himself a trinket here or there would have been both a relief and a certain amount of revenge.
No. The money didn’t belong to him. It belonged to all of them—the men who followed the Rabbi, leaning on his every word, letting him lead them on, making them think he was going to change the world.
Had he so far? No! Judas’ hands clenched into fists when he thought of how he’d so wanted to believe this “Rabbi”. Three years had come and gone, and not so much as a suggestion of raising an army. Not even a rusty sword bought in defense of the people of Israel. When was he going to act?
He’d certainly had the people of Jerusalem all for him a few days ago, when he’d entered the gates on a donkey. Oh, he knew the Scriptures, and certainly had done the right thing to get noticed. Then, just when the people were getting to riot stage, he’d disappeared.
And the Roman soldiers came with their swords and menace, and everyone ducked their heads to the grindstone once again.
Well, Judas thought, his pace quickening, there is one other who will do what the Rabbi will not.
That was the man Judas was meeting.
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ABOUT K.R. MORRISON
K.R. Morrison has lived in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. She moved there from California, after the Loma Prieta earthquake caused her to rethink her stance on “never moving again.” At her first sight of Oregon, she never looked back.
She wrote her first book, “Be Not Afraid,” after a nightmare she experienced would not leave her mind, even when awake. A second book, “UnHoly Trinity,” was launched this past January, and the third and fourth in the series are being worked on as of this writing.
She has also co-authored a book entitled “Purify My Heart” with Ruthie Madison, and edits for her publishing house, Linkville Press. Book reviewing and editing for indie authors take up a lot of her time as well.
When not writing or working, she quilts or works in the garden.
She lives with her husband, her very artistic daughter, and a monster-sized cat. Her son makes an occasional visit from his temporary home in Brazil.
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