Chasing Inspiration

Saturday, March 24, 2012

7 Lines from the 7th Page

 A little fun from Kait Nolan's blog. The perfect fun for a day when I'm feeling anything like fun and games. Ha!

  1. Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
  2. Go to line 7
  3. Copy down the next seven lines as they are – no cheating
  4. Tag 7 other authors

From page 7 of TIW (yes, it's a little more than 7 lines):
When I was a little girl I thought I could see fairies. Ethereal and menacingly beautiful creatures with feathery wings and shining auras. I would never engage them, never talk to them or attempt to play with them. But I could see them out of the corner of my eye. Waiting, watching. 

My mother saw me once, softening my gaze as I looked out over a fountain in the middle of the town we called home at the time. The fear on her face was enough to keep me from ever speaking about what I saw. My gaze has been clear and crisp ever since. 
I don't know enough people who will want to participate to tag anyone, so if you're reading this and you would like to play along, please do! And let me know in the comments so I can support you in reading your 7 lines on page 7. :) 


  1. Oh I really like that! It really establishes the world in a very short span of time and makes me want to know what's going to happen since obviously she can't continue to ignore them. Nicely done!

  2. Thanks, Kait! If you've read other blog posts, this is from the story that scares me shitless. I do love these two paragraphs and hope they remain through however many drafts and revisions I need to make.