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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Duty Calls (Thursday Taster #4)





Hi folks,

Thanks for stopping by for another helping of my Thursday Taster. It is yet another snippet from my WiP (Diamond in the rough). It answers some of the questions from last week's snippet. As usual I would appreciate some feedback. Thank you.

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Duty Calls (Thursday Taster #4)

By

Don Abdul


“From God Almighty we have come and to Him we shall return.”

Ahmad barely managed to whisper the words from the Quran before he buried his face in his palms. Surrendering under the weight of his grief, hot tears bathed his hands as he quietly mourned the two most important men in his life.

Nothing he had experienced ever prepared him for that moment, yet after grieving for a few more minutes, something deep inside him snapped into place. Infused with renewed sense of purpose, he recognized that his family needed him to be strong.

Eventually lifting his gaze, his eyes met Fareed’s. He was glad that his late brother’s best friend was with him at such a difficult moment.

‘Only Fareed could possibly begin to understand how difficult this is for me.’

Fareed had been Khalifa’s childhood friend and classmate.

‘He is more or less like a second brother to me.’

When Ahmad got back on his feet, the sadness had left his face and receded to the depth of his eyes.

“Thank you for your discretion and assistance, these gentlemen would wait here while Mr. Ibrahim accompanies me to my room to fetch my things,” Ahmad shook the hotel manager’s hand.

On arriving at his suite, Ahmad packed quickly and then reached in his pocket for his cell phone. The shock of the tragedy had overshadowed thoughts of Diamond up to that point. He longed to hear her soothing voice, and share the burden of his grief with her.


‘I couldn’t possibly leave without calling to tell her what had happened...’ he thought as he checked in his other pant pocket for his missing cell phone.

He turned around and then before he could even begin to ask a favour of Fareed, the older man’s eyes followed his finger as he pointed to Diamond’s clothes.

“Don't worry Ahmad, I’ll make arrangements for the young lady to pick up her things and also sort things out...”

Soon it was time to leave the hotel. As they made their way out of the hotel, Fareed whispered instructions and then handed an envelope to the hotel manager with the word Diamond hand written on it.

Walking ahead of the party was the third man whom Ahmad hadn’t recognized earlier. The man stepped out the front door, and then after looking left and right, he nodded to the Consul General and then swiftly rushed Ahmad into the waiting Limo with diplomatic licence plates. It was then that Ahmad noticed that he was wearing an earpiece, the same type widely used by the secret service protection detail.


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Please spare a moment to read Tasters by my very talented author friends as well:

Naomi Shaw: http://www.authornaomishaw.com

Pablo Michaels: http://www.pmmanmanromance.com

Decadent Kane (Summer): http://www.decadentkane.blogspot.com

Mangus Khan: http://maddeningwhispers.blogspot.com

Jake Malden: http://jakemalden.blogspot.com

Dianne Hartsock: http://diannehartsock.wordpress.com/my-blog/

12 comments:

  1. Wonderful. I can't wait to read this entire story. I feel for Ahmad.

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    1. See, I'm not that wicked, besides the reveal was well worth the wait wasn't it? I'm glad you enjoyed it too.

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  2. Excellent taster with spot on visuals. I felt his sadness and emptiness at the loss. Your words portrayed the grief so well. Looking forward to reading more :)

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    1. Thanks Naomi, with Ahmad's grief conveyed successfully it's back to the trenches to continue writing the rest of the story :D

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  3. Ahmad's loss signifies a big turning point in the story. You wrote it clearly bringing the emotions of hissorrow right to the core of the story. I still would like to know what happens with Diamond. I'm very moved by your writing. Although not my writing genre, your story is clearly a book I would like to read. Bravo!

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    1. *Taking a bow* Thanks you my friend. This tragic event is indeed a turning point for our young friend Ahmad. The sheltered youth is about to do some serious growing up. As for Diamond, there's a whole lot more of her yet in the story... Patience :D

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  4. Very well written with beautiful flow. Great Taster!

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  5. The sadness is so real in this snippet.

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    1. I'm glad you feel it too. Thanks for the feedback.

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  6. This is such an intriguing story and the character of Ahmad is dynamic and interesting. He has my sympathy. Excellent story line.

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    1. Thank you for the feedback Dianne :D

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