I’ve been tagged for the Lucky 7 meme by Goran Zidar 🙂
What does this mean?
- – Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript (fiction or non-fiction)
– Go to line 7
– Post the next 7 lines or sentences on your blog as they are (no cheating, please!)
– Tag 7 other authors to do the same
It’s a bit like Six Sentence Sunday only edgier because you don’t get to choose. I had a big sigh of relief when the bit on Page 7 made sense rather than being in the middle of a block of description or something. The bit on page 77 made no sense at all.
This is from my novel “On a Lee Shore” set in the Leeward Isles in 1718. My protagonist Lieutenant Christopher Penrose, aka Kit, has been given a somewhat uncomfortable assignment to get him out of the way after an unpleasant incident. Later he will get into even hotter water by falling in with pirates. The story was written after curating an exhibition about pirates for work and with the help of friends who provided as many pirate story cliche’s as they could think of for me to avoid, embrace or parody. I’m editing – 227 pages done, about another 100 to go.
“He wants you to what?” Tristan’s question was followed by a gurgle of laughter. “Oh Kit, my poor dear, that’s priceless.”
The Dog wasn’t the most respectable tavern in London but its raucous mood pleased Tristan even if they did have to shout to make themselves heard. Kit leaned on the scarred tabletop and said, “At least it means time on board ship and from what I’ve heard there could be action, in a small way. You may laugh, but my function is as much body guard as ..”
“Valet,” Tristan whooped and collapsed laughing again.
My 7 authors – eeek, I don’t normally tag people because while some are happy to do memes others loathe them. Okay I’ll name names but no fault if you decide not to do it [you may alrteady have been tagged by someone else] and anyone else who reads this, if you fancy a go have at it!