Friday, March 16, 2012

Back to me, oh, Lucky 7!

My own meme has been passed back my way a few times (shout out McKenzie McCann at The Ubiquitous Perspective and Sharon at The Blue Word): so I decided I'd play again with another one of my WIP's - one that's VERY rough, but I want to get back to soon.  So, here's my 7 paragraphs of my Sci-fi, New Adult Romance:

"She told me she drank a beer last night that she didn't pour," Gareth spat at them, looking incensed.  In one quick and smooth motion, he swept all the perfumes and creams off the surface of Nadia's dresser, laying the case on its side.  Vicki jumped as the bottles smashed and clattered against the wall.  Gareth unsnapped the case and began tearing through its contents. 

Vicki rushed to his side.  "Are you saying she's been poisoned?" She looked inside the case to see it contained a few medical supplies she recognized, mostly ones she didn't. 

"No," he said, his voice curt.  "Did you see the blood on her lips?  She's bleeding internally.  There are few poisons I can think of that cause internal bleeding, and fewer still that will wreck havoc so quickly."

"What, then?"

"Parasites," he announced, giving her a dark look.  Vicki's stomach cartwheeled. 

They both whipped around them as a sickening crack echoed throughout the room.  Sloan yelped in pain. Rory's head had jerked back, breaking the smaller girl's nose.  Tears smarted her eyes and blood poured down her chin, but she didn't release her hold on Rory one cinch. 

"Just hurry up!" she ordered stuffily. 

At this point, I've seen this on so many blogs, that I won't tag anyone.  If you haven't been tagged yet, and want to play, go for it!  

Here's the rules -
  1. Go to page 77 of your current MS
  2. Go to line 7
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines as they're written-- no cheating!
  4. Tag 7 other writers
  5. Let them know!

I also picked up another couple of awards - ones I had, but it's nice to be given them again by new people.  From A.E. Martin I received:

Thank you!


  1. Hey, that's my name, tehe! I feel so honored that you named a character after me *grins* I can't wait to read more of this juicy bit of awesomeness when can I have it? ;D

    1. Yes, I had to rename some of the characters and thought of you when I named Vicki. (Both the main character and her best friend are named Victoria - the MC goes by Rory, and her best friend goes by Vicki - it's a thing. :D)

    2. I was just kidding, but that's awesome! I shall have to do the same for you, haha :)

    3. I'm seeing twins - one good, one evil!

  2. You already got it too? Baah. I double tagged so many people!

    Oh well. You're now double lucky!

    1. I started this meme, so I feel LUCKY any time I see it on someone's blog. It means I created a good one. ;D

  3. *snicker* You get tagged twice, I get tagged none. Love being invisible. ^_^ Might snag this for a bit of fun anyway.

    Seriously, nice excerpt. So many questions therein.

    1. Then I officially tag you, Aldrea!

      And thank you!

  4. I love this meme! It really brings out some intriguing lines, great job!

  5. It was fun when I did it years ago, which is why I resurrected it. Love reading everyone's lines.

    Thanks you!