Monday, March 26, 2012

Lucky 7

Breanna Puttroff Was kind enough to tag me in an interesting game entitled 'Lucky 7'.  I'm entirely willing to play this game as it gives me a semi valid reason to procrastinate.  (This is networking, right?? ^.~)

Anyway, here are the rules:
  1. Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
  2. Go to line 7
  3. Copy down the next seven lines (sentences??) as they are – no cheating
  4. Tag 7 other authors
My current manuscript is a YA dystopian entitled The Commons.  (I'm also currently writing a novel, but I really don't trust what I wrote over the weekend to post it here.)

Anyway, this novel revolves around a world that lost more than 3/4 of the world's population in a devastating war.  Those that were left separated into two societies.  The Commons, a technologically regressed society who views anyone who uses technology as a 'witch' who deserves to be burned at the stake, and The Techs, a peaceful society who swore off violence in general while still doing their best to advance technology.

Of course these two societies don't get along.  For years the Commons have hunted the Techs, who refuse to fight back.  But now a Tech, Arisa, has been caught, and Loroen, a young Common just placed in the career path that has been chosen for her, must decide her fate.

Here are the 7 lines:

The other neighbourhoods did not all look the same. Each of them had been designed with a specific colour in mind. Mykle lived only a few streets away in the neighbourhood reserved for Guardians.

“I’m quite sure about this. Loroen, two years ago they asked you to stand up and give a speech, to inspire others to keep their record as clean as yours. You stuttered through the entire thing, and had to stop halfway through to catch your breath because you tried to say it all in one.”

Again she felt her cheeks heating as she remembered that day.

 So, there you have it.  Out of context, it makes absolutely no sense, but one day the book is going to be published, and all of you who read this are going to suddenly have that 'aha' moment, when you figure out what they were talking about.

Thanks Breanna for giving me a way to avoid writing, even if it was only for a half an hour.  Hoping to see some of the authors I tag joining in the fun!

1) Eric Satchwill
2) L.S. Taylor
3) B.A. Matthews
4) S.E.
5) Monica-Marie
6) Digitalinkwell
7) Kai Kiriyama


  1. So I might put this on my blog later, but sadly I think I would double tag most on your list. So here are my 7 from page 77 .... mostly because I have this feeling you might enjoy it *smiles*

    She went to her library, and made her way to the manere viewing room.

    Her manere was pacing and looked flushed in the face. The room had been cleaned to her liking and she was pleased he had done so. She watched him as he walked. She watched as he ate the meal Hotu brought him, before cleaning it up. She then watched as he brought a book to his small bed and read for some time before he dimmed the lights for bed.

    She smiled to herself he was incredibly fascinating.

    1. is....that from the next selection? Or close to?? Because....I wanna read it!!