Friday, 21 September 2012

The Game of 7s [a meme]

Years and years ago (okay, back in April) I got tagged by Dangerous Dan with the Game of 7s meme. I saved the link to his post in draft form and am only now getting around to getting this thing done. What can I say? I like to let things stew a good while. ;) Anyway, these are the rules as stated on Dan's blog way back then:

The Rules:
  1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP.
  2. Go to line 7.
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating.
  4. Tag 7 authors.
  5. Let them know.

My lines are from the rough draft of the novel I just rewrote, which I am now planning to rewrite again...yay! But here are the lines as they stand currently:
My nose wrinkles but I take the cup, knowing beggars can’t be choosers. I sip from it and crunch on an ice cube. And all the while I think about what he just said: I don’t drink. So it’s true, then. But why?

I shove the question aside, focusing on the present. “Thanks.”

Thrilling stuff, I'm sure. And just so you know, I did cheat, by fixing a typo. ;) I don't apologise though. And now I shall finish this thing off by tagging some lucky, lucky people who get to either ignore this or share some of their own lines, depending on their energy levels at the moment of tagging. I tag:

17 comments:

  1. Good plan: Save it till October indeed! Cheers!

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  2. And I thought I was behind on posting my awards/meme? hehe!

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  3. Interesting lines, is the drink poisoned???

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  4. I love this meme - I will do it later, I have to post today anyway! :D

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  5. Good characterization, great voice. Not bad for 7 lines.

    .......dhole

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  6. curiousity piqued!! thats a fun award =)

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  7. Very interesting! There are a lot of little mysteries in that one bit!

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  8. Interesting excerpt. I wonder what else is happening in that scene!

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  9. I do love this--lots of story questions.

    P.S. (and completely off-topic) Thanks for your comment on my blog today. I hope you never have to go through with your family what we did with mine. xo

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  10. What a cool meme! I loved reading the snippet from your WIP. Just that snippet alone was intriguing ... made me want to read more.

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  11. Thanks for the tag - this sounds like fun!

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  12. I completely forgot that you tagged me with this. 0-0 However, I have already done it so I'll just give you the link to that. :)

    http://brookerbusse.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-guess-this-is-what-i-get-for-calling.html

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    1. Thanks for that, Brooke - I'm checking it out now :)

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