12.11.2020

the friday 56


Rules: 

*Grab a book, any book. 

*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) 

*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) 

*Post it. 

I'm reading The Authenticity Project



Hazard walked over to one of the tables in the corner, which was inlaid with a chessboard on one side and a backgammon board on the other.

"So, what do you do back home, Gunther?" asked Hazard as they set up the pieces.

"I'm a teacher," he replied.  "What about you?"

This, thought Hazard, was extremely good news.  An easily transferable skill, good with children, and, he noted looking at Gunther's large hands with clean, nicely trimmed fingernails, acceptable levels of grooming.

"I was a banker," Hazard replied. "Equity trader.  But I'll get looking for a new career when I get home."

Gunther threw a six and a one.  Hazard waited for him to make the classic blocking move.  He missed it.  What an amateur.  This would, for Hazard, be a red line.  He quickly reminded himself that he was not looking at Gunther as a life partner for himself, and that Monica was, presumably, less fussy when it came to the ability to play a good game of backgammon.

4 comments:

  1. This one looks interesting. I like the quotes.

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  2. I'm keen for more!! Happy weekend!

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  3. I like the excerpt and would definitely be interested in reading more. It's such an interesting premise too! Adding this to my wish list. I hope you are enjoying it! Have a great weekend.

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