I’ve now been tagged three times in this Lucky 7 Game going around the blogosphere, so I obviously need to do it :p I’m going to be a termination point, though, instead of passing it on, only because most of my friends have already done it or are on deadline and will punch me for tagging them.
Okay, the rules are, if you’re tagged:
1. Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next seven lines/sentences as they are – no cheating
4. Tag 7 other authors
I’m going to use my next book, THE ARCHIVED, a supernatural mystery thriller thing out in January with Disney*Hyperion! The first chapter of THE ARCHIVED will be in the paperback of THE NEAR WITCH out next month, but this is definitely the first look at ANY of this book.
Lines 7-14 on page 77:
Spiked hair and a slanted smile. My pulse skips. The third floor lurker from last night.
“Sorry about that,” he says, passing me back the basket. “No harm, no foul?”
“Yeah,” I say, straightening. “Sure.”
He holds out his hand. “Wesley Ayers,” he says, waiting for me to shake.
I’d rather not, but I don’t want to be rude. The basket’s in my right hand, so I hold out my left awkwardly, and when he takes it, the sounds rattle in my ears, through my head, deafening. Wesley is made like a rock band, drums and bass and interludes of breaking glass.