Monday, May 14, 2012

Lucky 7 meme

The lovely Rhoda Baxter has tagged me for the Lucky 7 meme, which means you get to see a little snippet of my work in progress.

What you have to do:
*go to page 77 of your current WIP
*go to line 7
*copy down the next 7 lines/sentences as written and post them on your blog or website
*tag 7 other authors
*let them know they've been tagged.

In this I'm fortunate she didn't send it last week, since I didn't have 77 pages then (I've only got 80 now).  So, seven lines from page 77 of my Wip gets you... (drumroll please)

"You know how it was when you walked in there the first time, not knowing anyone, the new kid, and even if you’re strong and you’ve been working hard, these are lads who’ve been learning how to kill people for months, maybe even years. And it’s a good job she can’t see the looks on their faces, especially Marcus Gloria--” here Kael allowed himself a chuckle, “who looks like he’s swallowed a toad. Anyway, the silence is bad enough, everyone stopping what they’re doing, all the machines going silent, all conversations stopping, and if Sir Scipius hadn’t been there I reckon they’d have turned on her like a wolf pack on a lamb.” 

In this scene my hero, Kael, is reading a letter from the heroine's best friend. She's the lamb, and the wolf pack are the boys she's been sent to train with as a warrior. And the reason he's laughing at Marcus Gloria is that Gloria is (as a small child points out further down the page) a girl's name. We don't like Marcus very much.

 I'm rubbish at tagging other people--besides I think a lot of them have been tagged by Rhoda already--so I'm just going to throw this one open. Fancy taking part? Be my guest!


  1. Aha - and from the "she can't see the look on their faces" phrase, I'm deducing this is your blind assassin, yes?

    It's about time :)

  2. Well, blind warrior, although I suppose after a while it's a matter of semantics!

  3. Oooh! Liking it! Now, get going on the rest of it...