The Challenge: Go to page 77 of your own book or manuscript, count down 7 lines and then list the 7 lines that follow. Then pass the challenge on to some writer buddies to do the same. My 7 lines happen to be a bit of dialogue, which I think is probably just going to be confusing, but I hope you enjoy it anyway.
Excerpt From The Severing by Sabrina A. Fish
“The Light has indeed blessed this world,” the old woman stated, her face as still as a lake on a windless day.
Jakys leaned toward the crystal. “What news of our high queen? Is she found? Is she safe?”
One delicate eyebrow lifted. “She is found. I rescued her from the slave market in Nevia.”
“Thank the Light,” Jakys sighed and relaxed back into his chair as plans for a new future for Azerea and the Lytlingum filled his head. “Train her well. Queen Damaris will not welcome her when she announces her presence to her people.”
“It is power Damaris wants not to lose. She is not the first queen to be defeated by this fear.” Zira said, a far away look in her ancient eyes. Jakys let the silence lengthen as he studied the beautiful older woman’s sad smile, wondering which queen she remembered from her past.