Lucky 7 Meme/Seven Sentence Snippet

I needed an excuse for a new post. I was tagged by Gayle Ramage as part of this Lucky 7 Meme. Here’s how to play (not compulsory!)

1. Go to page 77 of your current MS (or if you haven’t 77 pages, 7 or 17, or 27 etc)
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating.
4. Tag 7 authors
5. Let them know

I’ve decided to choose seven from a short story I’ve just finished the first draft of. The working title is ‘Mrs Numler’s Gold’.

“Won’t Lord Slavin wonder where his clerk is?” said Slant, pouring the brandy with a gug-gugging sound into the glasses.
“Still up on The Rise for all he knows. I don’t think he’ll begrudge a restorative.”
“And this nephew of Mrs Numler, what’s your take on it?” said Fonbrace.
Gim sank into the velvet chairback, blowing through his lips like a horse.
“The god damn me if I know, but you can bet he’s not got a good reason for coming out this way, whatever it is.”
“When’s he coming?”
Gim took out the missive shell and showed them the tiny script.
I now tag:
1. Colin F Barnes
2. Ren Warom
3. Tammy Crosby
4. Celyn Armstrong
5. Matt T Dillon
6. Lucy Morgan
7. Mhairi Simpson

Posted on March 23, 2012, in extracts, Fiction, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Ooh, tantalising snippet! Like the title, too!

  2. Oh go on then. Posting it here as I haven’t got anywhere else to put it.

    They were walking to the inn for a flask of wine when they heard raised voices from a group of people on the green. From what Rill could see, a few townsmen were arguing with the soldiers encamped there. They were looking at something on the ground which he could not make out.
    Rill looked at his father. Ailin pursed his lips, looking doubtfully at the scene. “I suppose we ought to see what is happening,” he said.
    Walking over, a sense of unease crept over Rill.

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