I was tagged by Juli on this, go check out her seven lines as they are quite fun – or perhaps sinister… hmmmm....
Okay, so, here are the rules:
1. Go to page 77 in your current manuscript.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy down the next seven lines as they are – no cheating.
4. Tag 7 other authors
I am skipping number 4 insomuch as if you are reading this and have a book you should consider yourself tagged.
I am not completely sure if we are supposed to do seven sentences or seven lines as per your current formatting. I chose the latter.
Set up: Loren and Katelina are standing by a tree. Senya, the Executioner b**** we all love to hate is there with a couple of other Executioners. Fun ensues. She has just asked a question and Loren answered. Here is her reply….
Senya’s eyes glowed with interest. “Really? How disappointing. I guess that’s one less thing I need to do.” She gestured to her underlings. “Grab them.”
Katelina tried to move around the tree. Her mind shrieked at her to run, but she knew it wouldn’t do any good. They’d only chase her and they were faster.
Loren flung himself towards them, his fists up. His first punch connected with Zuri’s stomach, but his second was blocked. The Executioner lunged for him and Loren dodged. The second vampire kicked his legs out from under him. Loren hit the ground like a sack of bricks and the Executioner grabbed him by the front of his hoodie and slammed his fist into his face.
And that’s it. If the 7 test is supposed to be a measure of the books “excitement level” then I guess mine did pretty good as they are getting ready for Executioner style fun.
BONUS: I was tagged by Dawn Colclasure on Facebook and through a weird formatting twist it happens to be the NEXT seven paragraphs, so go check it for the rest of the scene. (I think you have to be logged into FB but you DON’T have to be my friend)