Since my word-count is usually something more like 666 when I check it, finding a non-demonic number on my Twitter feed was rather refreshing. Author E.G. Moore began the Triple Seven Challenge, and fellow writer Jennifer Todhunter nominated me in turn:
— JenTod (@JenTod_) August 21, 2015
In a rather unfortunate turn of events, page seven of LUCKY THIRTEEN (soon to be retitled, revised, and generally juiced-up) has a mere seven lines on it. I suppose that makes my job easier. Here are those lines:
“But miss,” Number Two said, “how do you know we are from Florence?”
“You’re from Florence. Your friend here,” she said, nodding towards the other man, “is from Siena.”
Danny left them shaking their heads in confoundment. She didn’t get many chances to perform the trick, but when she did, the experience was satisfying. She’d have to tell Giorgio about it later on. He always got a kick out of Danny’s knack for discerning the dialects of his homeland, and he’d know about the famous — or infamous — Gorgia Toscana. The habit of turning a ‘k’ into an ‘h’ marked many a Florentine like the sign of Cain. Giorgio would have a good laugh at tonight’s story.
Okay, okay. It looks like more than seven lines, but you do want the context, don’t you?
And now it’s my turn to nominate seven authors:
Charlotte Gruber (AKA World’s Bestest CP)
Elizabeth Davies (Word-weaving Welshwoman Extraordinaire)
Bud Jillett (Guitar Player and All-around Nice Guy)
Sylvia Heike (Fellow Flash Fiction Freak)
Tegan Wren (Whose awesome novel INCONCEIVABLE is coming soon)
James Stryker (Who I hope will post seven lines from his dark CCBB backstory)
Sharon Bennett (Because she hints she’s got a novel in the works)
That is all.