The Lucky 7

Lucky 7 – Seven lines from new works

April 10, 2012

I’ve been tagged – thanks, Eva (@eva_hudson)

I’m posting seven lines from page 7 of the current draft of my work in progress.

The Rules

  • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript,
  • 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.

And here are mine:

There was plenty of room in the car park.

All the stores except one of the two large supermarkets were closed up for the night and, as it was late, there was no need to find the ticket machines, or struggle to find the one that still worked.

Dennis killed the engine, reached over and took the small plastic bag and pendant from the glove compartment and zipped it away in his jacket pocket, opened the door and stepped out into the cold night air.

He coughed a couple of times as he adjusted to the change in temperature.

Five years before and he’d have been lighting a cigarette at this point but, despite a craving for one now as he walked towards his destination, it was in his past and, like alcohol, was something he’d made a promise to himself never to return to.

The small street where Karen’s family lived was just across from him now.

Even from a distance, he could see the lights on in the front room and a light in the upstairs room he knew to be the dead girl’s bedroom – a light that had remained permanently on, a room with a door kept fully open, a room left waiting for a girl to return.


And I’m passing on the baton to:

David Jackson @Author_Dave

Susi Holliday @SJIHolliday

Mari Hannah @Mariwriter

Julia Crouch @thatjuliacrouch

Alasdair @pixandpen

Jim Gunnee @jimgunnee

Nicola Ford @nic_ford


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3 responses to “The Lucky 7

  1. Oooh, this is intriguing! You’ve got nice long sentences too, lots of info. Mine are very short! Lol

  2. Pingback: The Lucky 7 | One Word At A Time

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