The Lucky Seven

by / Friday, 15 June 2012 / Published in The Writer's Life

My fellow writing buddy Rachael Johns has tagged me in the “The Lucky Seven” blog challenge.

The challenge. Post seven lines from an unpublished work of fiction. I’ve chosen to post from Book 5, (I’m still yet to give it a title, nothing seems to suit at the moment). :)  In this scene, you meet my leading ladies family. As I’ve only just started writing this book, I’ve taken it from page 7 as page 77 is a long way off!!

The Golden Rules:

  • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript (fiction or non-fiction)
  • Go to line 7
  • Post on your blog the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating
  • Tag 7 other authors to do the same

Extract –Book 5 – p.g. 7 line 7.

Allan smiled at both of his kids. “Cheers for tea, it looks great.” After a few mouthful’s Allan cleared his throat. “Sweetheart, are there any flowers in bloom out in the garden?”

“Not really dad. You want a bouquet for mum’s grave?” she asked as she watched her father nod slowly. “It’s okay.  Mrs Bateson always has a heap of flowers in her garden. I’ll give her a call later and see if she minds putting together a bunch for us for the weekend.”

Allan nodded again and then rested his fork on his plate. “I can’t believe its been two years already. It feels like just yesterday she was nagging me about leaving my sweaty socks on the floor again.”

© 2012, Fiona Palmer

And the seven lucky nominees are –

Helene Young

Karly Lane

Fleur Mcdonald

Margareta Osborn

Bronwyn Parry

Mandy Magro

Jenn J Mcleod

Don’t forget to post it in my comments then on your own blog with your seven lucky choices.

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