777 Challenge – Round 2

I was tagged again — twice! — for the 7-7-7 Challenge, this time by Kelsey Bryant, and by Shantelle Mary Hannu. Thanks so much, guys! ❀ And everyone, check out their loverly blogs, do!

Rules

There seem to be slight variations on the rules, but basically you go to page 7 of your current WIP (Work In Progress), and select 7 lines of your story as a snippet to share on your blog (some say at the top, some randomly selected, some say the 7 lines should be 7 lines down…). And then tag 7 other writers! Simple enough. (Even I should be able to figure this one out… *coughcough*)

Snippet #1

I finished my short story Darkling Reflections, so it’s no longer a Work In Progress, but here are seven lines, seven lines down, on page seven, from it anyway! πŸ˜‰

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The lawyerβ€”her father’s and now hers, just as everything else wasβ€”stood by a side table and waved her over as she approached.

He looked exactly like a lawyer ought to. Distinguished, steel-grey, crisp, businesslike, and very tidy. He appeared pleased to see her and smiled a little.

Even his smile was tidy.

β€œAh, Alethea. I did not think you were coming.”

Snippet #2

I’ve already done the 777 Challenge for my main current WIP, The Secret of Kedran’s Wood… So, instead, here are seven lines from it that I wrote recently.

picthingThat night, Tare went to the warehouse.

The winding way down the dark alleys beneath the cold starry sky was familiar, though he had not walked it since . . . well, since that fateful night the previous summer. After that, there had been no need to.

Ignoring the cold wind that wrapped round him and stabbed down his collar, he padded with silent purpose through the shadowy darkness until he reached the door of the warehouse.

It was locked, as the Chess Club had said. But that did not stop him.

Pockets and fights were not the only things Tare could pick.

Tagging

I tag: Sarah | Rebekah | Christine | Tracey | Jenelle | Cait | YOU if you want to!

You guys don’t have to do it, obviously… just if you want. πŸ˜‰ And if you’re not currently working on anything… well, whatever you were working on last will do! And if you’re not 7 pages into something… then any 7 lines will do! Basically, have fun with it!

Thanks for reading. ❀

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27 thoughts on “777 Challenge – Round 2

  1. Oooh, I love your snippets! I especially like how aptly your Kedran’s Wood one ends. Very intriguing and mysterious. And the Darkling Reflections one is quite gripping as well…. can’t wait until I can read your books!!!

    Thanks for tagging me! I will hopefully get around to it this week sometime. πŸ™‚

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  2. This challenge is so much fun!!! I’m kind of super excited I have an opportunity to do it again. Thanks for passing it my way! ^_^

    Eeeeee!!! Your snippets. *huggles them* And the pictures are PERFECTION.

    Gah! Your DR snippet is reminding me how perfectly delicious that story was. “Even his smile was tidy.” The way you put things in that story… So gorgeous and unique!

    And TAAAARE!!!!! “Pockets and fights were not the only things Tare could pick.” TARE. I CAN’T.

    This was fantastic. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Loved the lines! I remember the ones from “Darkling Reflections” and I can’t wait to get to the ones in “The Secret of Kedran’s Wood.” πŸ™‚ Those are great pictures, too. They look just like they were actual shots from your stories!

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  4. OH I LOVED READING THIS. And I definitely want to join in!! πŸ˜€ I’m planning on starting a new WIP very veeeery soon, so as soon as I’m up to pg 7 I’ll do the challenge! πŸ˜€

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  6. As always, looking forward to reading one of your novels (or novellas) someday!!! πŸ˜€ You have such a lovely writing style from what I see in these snippets … so well done! ^_^

    Best wishes on all your stories! And sooo awesome that you finished Darkling Reflections!! Eep! I remember seeing your post saying that you had finished it, but I don’t remember if I commented. Anyway, happy day! πŸ™‚

    Blessings! ❀

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    • Aww, thank you! πŸ™‚ I’d love for you to read some of my stuff someday! ^_^ Ha, yes, I struggle with finishing stuff, so that was a happy day indeed. πŸ˜€ Blessings to you too, and thanks so much for the tag and for your lovely words! ❀

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  7. Oooh, I love these (especially The Secret of Kedran’s Wood one!), and your pictures are fabulous fits. Based on these tiny snips, I’d love to read both of these πŸ™‚
    Hats off to you for finishing the short story (my short stories are endless disasters – meaning they turn into epic novels). What are your plans for it?

    Thanks for the tag (I don’t usually get tagged for writing memes, so I’m actually really excited!) I plan on using my current WIP, The Last Coffee Shop, and doing the tag this week.

    Cheers!

    R @ Wordsmithing and Worldbuilding

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  8. I really like the first line of the first snippet and the last line of the second snippet. Those are clever and really draw me in. Thanks for sharing. ^ ^

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