The Rule of 7

Okay, wonderful (dare I say “lovely”?) Debra Kristi posted in her blog about the “Rule of 7“.  I will compress the rules here:

1)  Go to page 7 or 77 of your current WIP.

2)  Count down 7 lines.

3) Quote the next 7 lines (finish the thought, if you need to)

4) Choose 7 more authors to play

Debra chose little ol’ me to play.  I selected my newest sold story “Tiger, Demon Burning Bright” and popped out 7.5 lines from page 7 of the story:

“he decided he would manage, somehow, to fling himself off this cliff and die on the rocks below.  He refused to be a suffering meal for this living nightmare.

Ben tried to force his mind to order his body to roll off the ledge.  It was hard to make the body kill itself, no matter the reason.  He hesitated; then, it was too late.  The furry demon moved so fast, Ben sucked in his breath as the thing was at his side before he could blink.  Its maw gaped and drew back for the kill.

Brightness hit so hard and so quickly, Ben could not see.  He assumed that his body had not registered the death yet and this was the light to the other side.”

I hope it tickles your fancy and draws you to wanting to read the work.  It should be published in a month or so.  I just signed the contract yesterday!

As for my other 3 stories, 2 should be out in about a week (publisher having fits with the printer) and the 3rd one is supposed to be done by March 1.  We shall see.

Here are my seven choices:

1) Madison Woods

2) JmMcDowell

3) Zoe


5) I think in comics (I know you have written school papers > 7 pages)

6) 100stories… (how about the 7th one?)

7) Augustmclaughlin



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