A big thank you to Kay Beer (aka @1_Lovelife) for passing on the Lucky 7 challenge, which I think is a great idea.
Now, having looked up my own page 77, line 7 and the next 7 sentences of my recently completed novel (no WIP long enough, I’m afraid!) I don’t know that this is the extract I would have chosen to showcase, but then that is the challenge, isn’t it? Every page of a novel, every paragraph and every sentence should have something to offer.
What this does reveal if nothing else is that I have a preference for short sentences! But I have not cheated, and hopefully some of you might be tempted to find out more.
A Kettle of Fish, p.77, l.7
I’d been scared enough to ring the surgery and follow a chain of recorded instructions. The grumpy human voice at the end turned out to be Dr Archibald herself. My own throat had closed up and it took me a few seconds to get the words out, but the anxiety must have registered. She said she’d come round straight away.
I followed her upstairs, her backside swaying in front of me along with a black bag that looked roomy enough to contain everything deployed in an average episode of Casualty. I thought Mum might need all of it.
‘She was okay last night,’ I said.
That’s it! You can read the synopsis here.
Now I have to challenge seven more lucky writers to post their #Luck7. And they are (this is the hard bit!)
There’s no obligation to take up the challenge, but please let me know if you do, as I’m already curious about your #lucky7 – and no cheating!