Lucky 7: seven lines from new works

I have been passed my Lucky 7 by the fabulous Sue Uden, a lovely writer chum I met on Twitter and who lives just along the coast in Chichester.

Lucky 7 is just a bit of ‘blog fun’ for authors.  Like Sue, this is my first time to be tagged, so I hope I am going to get it all correct.

The instructions are:

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

Here is the seven line extract from page 7 of my second novel Parade:

‘Yeah. I thought it might starve or something. Die of hunger, or cold, you know. They’re tropical creatures, they don’t like the cold.’

‘What about the owner? They might be worried?’ I offered in the silence that followed.

‘I put signs up. With the telephone number.’ He pointed to the grey pay phone dangling on the hall wall. ‘So no one’s called then?’

‘Not as far as I know, Alan.’ My mouth was filling with water and I thought I was about to be sick. I could smell the parrot, though it might have been Alan.

On to the Next Seven

So the final task is to pass this Lucky Seven on to seven authors (and, again like Sue, I hope this is not the point at which I lose friends and followers!) :

  1. Katy O’Dowd @katyod
  2. Sarah Tanburn @workthewind
  3. Abi Burlingham @abiburlingham
  4. Rachel Connor @rachel_novelist
  5. Hemmie Martin @HemmieMM
  6. Mel Sherratt @writermels
  7. Julie-Ann Corrigan @aspirinnovelist

So now I am coming to spread the happy news.  Good luck with it all folks.


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