The Lucky Seven Strikes Wine Women and Wordplay

The lovely Juliet Madison, writing buddy and fellow member of RWA, has tagged me to take part in “The Lucky Seven.”

The challenge: Post seven lines from an unpublished work of fiction.

The Golden Rules:

  • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
  • Go to line 7
  • Post on your blog or Facebook page the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating
  • Tag 7 other authors to do the same

Since I am congenitally incapable of refusing a challenge – and it sounded amusingly random – I am in.

Here are my 7 lines from page 7 (in my word document) of one of my current works in progress.

Holly, my protagonist, who has been having a lousy time in love, has taken off, on a very rainy night, to drown her sorrows at a craft weekend with the girls.  On the way, she comes across a mysterious damsel in distress and rescues her.  In my excerpt, they have just arrived at the home of the craft weekend hostess, whom Holly doesn’t know…

I didn’t mind too much.  I’m a soprano.  For me, Making An Entrance is almost mandatory.  But Claudia seemed to be taking it hard.  She wasn’t crying, but she was a scary, off-white colour and if she had been shaking any harder, we would have been able to measure her on the Richter scale.  She was scattering droplets of water all over the terracotta tiles like a Labrador just in from a swim.  I, being larger and slightly less shivery, was just dripping a steady puddle at my feet, but between us, we had stopped conversation dead.

Fortunately, our hostess was of the old-school, unflappable kind.

I am tagging some other people, but it’s entirely up to them whether they participate.  Their names are links, so if you want to see what they’re up to when they’re not being poked by me, click on the link!  (Should they choose to participate, please note that some of these lovely ladies write stories that are NSFW or children.)

Kylie Scott

Mel Tescho

Tamara Gill

Maggie Nash

Erica Hayes

Kerri Williams

Louisa Mack

Happy Friday!

18 thoughts on “The Lucky Seven Strikes Wine Women and Wordplay

  1. Love your 7, Mz Im. Can’t wait to read the full story one day soon. I’m up to page 64 on the current so you’ll have to give me a few days to catch up then I’ll post.

  2. This has been very successful in getting me to want to read more of what you have written 8–) Lovely. (Particularly the first line there, bloody sopranos 8-> )

    • Well, yes, there are the Slartibartfastians. Who may yet get a short story!

      That’s an interesting observation, Resa. Of course, it’s a very short snippet and it’s fiction, as opposed to me just faffing on about stuff. One of the reasons I love the blog is there is a whole lot less editing involved! (Not none, but less.)

  3. Imelda, the minute you get your WIP published, I’ll be the first in line at Barnes and Noble to purchase it! I love your writing, sister! By the way, the Lupita’s murderer has been announced on my blog! Drop by and see if you agree! 🙂

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