So I got tagged by Gillian of skybluepinkish …
She’s posted 7 sentences from her current manuscript, “The Dorothy Summer” (check it out), and now it’s my turn:
- 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
Most of my stuff is less than seven pages (I put up a fresh short story nearly every week at “Stories from the Borders of Sleep“). However, with minimal preamble, here are the seven sentences beginning from the seventh line from the seventh page of my most advanced work-in-progress, a phantasy novelette entitled, “The Coat and Ring”.
Like a man who has been in the sun all day and who through the night gives off the radiance of what he has absorbed, I felt a strong glow from him. It was impossible to tell his age for his skin was well weathered by the elements rather than age, and he gave off an air of rude health. As he looked at me, I also had the impression that he was about to pounce on me and overpower me in a playful attack, like a young cub intent on tussling one of his brothers into submission.
I introduced myself and asked how he came to be there at Terence’s table on this particular night. I wished to discover if Terence had a continuous traffic of guests to whom the same attentive hospitality was shown or if I had stumbled into some sort of occasional celebration.
Selwyn looked at me with slight amusement under his moustache once again and took a few moments to answer me, as if he was weighing whether to play a joke on me or not.
Delightfully random …
So I’m handing the baton on to a few of my favourite writer bloggers (who may or may not appreciate being tagged), but I recommend you check them out anyway:
Valerie Storey at http://valeriestorey.blogspot.co.uk
James Tallet at http://thefourpartland.com
Rolando Garcia at http://phantomimic.weebly.com
Mandy Eve Barnett at http://mandyevebarnett.wordpress.com
Curtiss Ann Matlock at http://curtissannmatlock.com
Marly Youmans at http://thepalaceat2.blogspot.co.uk
Lisa Wright at http://wrightales.com
Amberr Meadows at http://www.amberrisme.com