I’ve been tagged in the 7s Challenge by my friend Paul. Here’s the deal: go to either page 7 or 77 of your manuscript, count down 7 lines, then copy the next 7 lines (or paragraphs) to your blog. Then name 7 other authors to come out and play.
For the follows-directions-well part of my response, voilà! Seven lines from my current page seven:
The door to the house doesn’t want to open. I don’t remember crossing the yard or climbing the steps, but I’m here, desperate to be back inside. After struggling for a moment, I pull off one mitten and twist the brass knob with my bare hand, stumbling over the threshold when the door swings open. I push it closed behind me and let my parka slide to the floor.
My mother’s crying has stopped. The house is quiet – too quiet, as if no one has lived here for a very long time. I make my way to my room and collapse on the bed.
And for the rarely-does-as-she’s-told part…I’m not tagging anyone. Or wait, I’m tagging EVERYONE! Yeah, that’s it. I tag all y’all, cuz I want to read some excerpts from your stories! Leave a link in the comments if you participate, and I’ll drop by to read yours.