The Lucky 7 Meme has been running around my blogging circles and finally struck me, twice, thanks to the lovely authors Jodi Lea Stewart and Alina Sayre. As it is the 27th today, it seemed like a good day to post my contribution. Here are the rules of the game:
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP (If you don’t yet have 77 pages of your current work in progress completed, just choose the first seven sentences.) 2. Go to line 7 3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they’re written. 4. Tag 7 authors, and let them know.
My current novel is a somewhat dark fantasy that actually has no title yet. I have to confess that the lines I am using are from page 7 because page 77 is in the heart of a section I am currently hacking up and reworking (and yes, there are actually 9 lines from the manuscript, but I couldn’t stand ending in the middle of a paragraph).
“Few Endless warriors could have blocked that strike. You waste yourself in remembrance.” The master spun and began to walk away. “Go back to the ranks and fight with the temporal warriors. You are too broken to be Endless.”
Deynas dropped to his knees with the sinking of his heart. It could not end this way. “Master Kochan!”
Kochan stopped at the foot of the temple steps. He didn’t turn.
Deynas laid his staff on the ground and bowed before it. “Master Kochan, I fight to atone for my failure. I fight to honor the memory of Argus-ra. I want to be to the people what she was. If this is a flawed purpose, then you are right, I cannot be Endless.”
Now for the tagging of the next 7 lucky folks!
- Simon Tall
- Kristin McFarland
- Patricia Caviglia
- Margaret Miller
- Robert "Sharky" Pruneda
- Tod McCoy
- Linda Adams