Tag. I’m it.
Word is, there’s a writer’s meme going around the blogosphere. It’s called The Lucky 7 Game, and it’s basically a game of writerly tag. If you’re tagged, you have to do the following:
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
- Go to line 7
- Copy down the next seven lines/sentences as they are – no cheating
- Tag 7 other authors
Please note that the rules listed above are a compilation of the two variations as quoted by the lovely lady who tagged the person who tagged me.
In fact, I pretty much copy-and-pasted the above from Trisha, with a couple of tiny edits.
As it happens, some of those tagged by Trisha are folks whose names I stole for characters in the WIP I am going to share from.
Per the rules, this is from page 7, and I only cheated a little (to finish the sentence which started at the end of the snip). So this sorta 7-1/2 lines from Joey Getchie’s tale.
There’s a knock on the door. Cooper calls out, “Come on in.”
After the way Cooper greeted me, I’m not surprised to see my caseworker. Mrs. Petrie last came to this office in the spring, the day I tried to dislocate Duncan’s jaw. A misunderstanding.
Hedda Petrie is about the size of your thumb, which shouldn’t give you ideas. In a fight between Mrs. Petrie and a rabid pit bull, the safe bet’s on Hedda. Her hair is a steel-grey skullcap, and her miniature torso is shaped like the Tasmanian Devil. She sits down in the empty seat next to me.
My taggees will be others whose names I stole.
- Kristina Martin
- Sean Ferrell
- Jeff Somers
- Dan “Yancy” Krokos (yes, I renamed him slightly in the manuscript because it made me laugh.
- Myra McEntire
- Denise Grover Swank
- Patty Blount
In defense of my brazen name theft, I would like to say it was done out of affection, admiration, and the utmost respect.