This week I was tagged by fellow #SixSunday writers Mae Clair and Goran Zidar in The Lucky Seven meme. Love these things, and since it’s been a while since the last time this meme went around, I thought I’d do it again. Thanks guys!
Here’s how the challenge works:
Post seven lines from an unpublished work of fiction by following these rules:
Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript (fiction or non-fiction)
Go to line 7
Post the next 7 lines or sentences on your blog as they are (no cheating, please!)
Tag 7 other authors to do the same
I’m going to pull from page 7 of my first draft (so it’s still rough) of my new steampunk romance WIP called STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY. A little setup is needed. She’s just had a confrontation with her boss (Mr. Tonti), where she imagined her armored pet monkey, Loki, wreaking havoc on the guy’s desk and face. Now she’s back home and Loki is playing in the backyard and she’s daydreaming, embellishing on her fantasy of Loki making mischief in her boss’ office. However, into her vision floats something real. Is it the hero?
Could user more detail. More imagery. Loki living up to his namesake and swinging from the curtains, a satisfying rip as they shredded. Banging on the typewriter keys and smearing bananas on Tonti’s readout screen, the red and blue of a hot air balloon floating into view behind Loki. Oh, yes. Colorful, indeed. At the helm, a devilishly handsome man with windswept black hair and blue, blue eyes.
And now here’s the seven authors I’m tagging!