7th page, 7th line, 7 lines

So, a couple weeks ago I saw something floating around on Facebook… Anyone from Facebook can attest to the myriad of status tagging games (my own name for them, not sure if they have an official name). A recent one I saw was directed at writers!

Directions: go to page 7 or 77 in your latest novel work. Go to the 7th line, and then post the next 7 lines online. Then you tag 7 more writers.

I decided it would be fun to do with one of my books and so selected one I figured had enough pages in one document. Those of you who know of Anika Dalmore, this is from the first draft of her story (which currently has no name):

So soft I can barely hear it, Daddy whispers to me, “Be brave, never forget, and wait for me.”

He says something else, but I can’t hear him. Then he holds up the stone cup to me and I take it. His hands encircle mine and we both raise the cup to my lips. I can smell the liquid, but there’s something else there, something more than the wine. The cup tips back and I swallow down the drink until the cup is empty.

Once finished, we drop the cup and Daddy holds me. He’s still whispering, softer than I can hear. Then I feel the world grow cold. It starts with my fingers and toes and then creeps up my arms and legs. Daddy closes his eyes and kisses me again. The world grows dark and the last thing I feel is Daddy’s arms hugging me close.


Next week’s Wednesday post: Review – Firmament: Radialloy

~ by R.S.Sharkey on July 20, 2012.

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