Monday, March 26, 2012

Lucky Sevens

I got tagged a couple weeks ago by Lisa Shafer and Mark K to partipate in the Lucky Seven Meme. (I don’t know what a ‘meme’ is or how I should use this word.  Up until today, I thought it was some kind of french grandmother.)

So, for Lucky Sevens you have to :

1 -Go to page 77 of your current MS
2 - Go to line 7
3 -Copy down the next seven lines –sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written . No cheating.
4 -Tag 7 authors
5 -Let them know

Here's the 777 excerpt from KISSING FOR COFFEE:

‘Danny appears out from behind a Dodge truck. “Hey, Sadie! Hope the ball didn’t get you in the face this time. I just washed my car,” he says, polishing the side of a small black Prius that looks like it hasn’t seen a car wash since last July.  

“With what? Mud?” I retort, throwing the ball hard at his chest.

Danny catches it with a small ‘oof’ and laughs. “Hey, I was just kidding.” He comes over and throws an arm around my shoulders. His hooded sweatshirt smells like a dirty hamper.’

There you have it !

I’m going to tag seven of my newer followers :


Hope everyone had a great weekend!

29 comments:

Sarah said...

I love this meme! And wow--"his hooded sweatshirt smells like a dirty hamper" is pretty evocative!

Mark K said...

Katie,

You are a darling for nominating me, but alas, you've missed the bus - I was nominated days ago and took part, and that was when I nominated your sweet self :)

Like the visual of that passage, and am curious as to their relationship?

Thank you again for the nomination, but I will quietly sit this one out. I hope you understand? Hey, I even modified my Lucky 7 meme badge! Hmph! Shows you gals just don't pay enough attention to us fellas ;)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for sharing this. I loved the description of the sweatshirt too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, no one smells good after washing a Prius.

Creepy Query Girl said...

So sorry Mark! I knew your name drew my attention for this for a reason! Im a total airhead.

Lisa Shafer said...

Yea! Thanks for playing!

SA Larsenッ said...

I really enjoyed the visual effects here. Nicely done, my dear!

Old Kitty said...

I could so picture this scene in my head! It really played out like a film scene!! Yay!! Well done you! Take care
x

B.E. Sanderson said...

Great snippet! Thanks for sharing. =o)

Matthew MacNish said...

Boys and their BO. As unavoidable as gravity.

Talli Roland said...

Big ewww on the dirty hamper!

Love the playfulness of this excerpt. Hope you had a great weekend - wasn't the weather amazing?

Marta Szemik said...

Nice excerpt. Enjoyed in and could picture it in my head.

Slamdunk said...

A hoodie that smells bad? Yeah, I can relate. Good snippet CQG.

LTM said...

LOL! Dirty hamper. omg. I know that smell... eew! Great descriptive writing here! :o) <3

Meredith said...

Aw, what a cute relationship! I think I'm going to like these two characters. :)

TC Avey said...

I was reading this and thinking how fun this sounded. Little did I know you were going to tag me!

My hearts beating a little fast. Can't wait to find out what portion of my MS I will be posting. I hope its something entertaining and interesting.

Your Meme had me chuckling. Thanks for sharing and for tagging me. Does it matter when I post my Meme?

Tamara Narayan said...

I've heard of the screaming memes.

What a fun tag--yours fell on a good snipper--fun and evocative.

Mina Burrows said...

Awesome 7! Those were great lines. I never wash my car either. But I do wash my clothes. LOL! :)

DL Hammons said...

Hmmmmmm....I wonder what a dirty hamper smells like? :)

Beverly Diehl said...

Love the banter between these two - but if/when you do a rewrite, perhaps you could clarify the blocking. Are they in a parking lot? Cause I got lost that he stepped out from behind a truck and is working on a Prius.

Then again, I do get easily lost.

Love all the little details, like how dirty the Prius is and his stinky sweatshirt.

Marsha Sigman said...

Great lines! So funny, I did this today and tagged you! You are getting it from everywhere.

Angela Brown said...

Sounds like some fun interaction between the two characters.

Crystal Pistol said...

I can smell it from here... :p

Ash-Matic said...

Thanks for tagging me! I'm not sure I know 7 authors' blogs to tag onward though.

I didn't just sniff my hamper.

Hart Johnson said...

Cute excerpt! I read this from someone recently who tagged anyone interested, so i may just take this up tomorrow, too... I've got a lot of editing to do and this is easy!

Gina Gao said...

The excerpt is very cute. I really like your blog and how you write.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Sarah Pearson said...

I already like these two :-)

Creepy Query Girl said...

this is me, just checking word verification is off:)

Super Earthling said...

I just found this today. Thanks for tagging me, Katie! Like the others, I especially liked your sweatshirt description! :)

I'd love to comply with this fun idea but I do an illustrated blog so I can't post a meme there or tag people. Also, I'm not 77 pages into my latest MS yet, so I'll have to choose page 7 at the 7th line instead.

So here it goes! :D

From VIKING ON HER DOORSTEP:

Dar set her plate on the table and turned around, heading for the coffeepot. What happened next was so rapid and ghastly it seemed more like something out of a slasher movie than real life. The hound from hell swooped back into the kitchen while her back was turned, stole her treasured birthday delights from their plate and sped from the kitchen, absconding to the safety of a corner beneath one of the end tables in the living room.

A scream gurgled up from Dar’s throat as she watched the horrific event unfold. Her shrill cry of outrage sounded inhuman, even to her own ears.

Unwilling to surrender her birthday breakfast without a fight, Dar followed the dog, getting to her hands and knees and crawling under the table, ready to snatch the remaining uneaten half of the croissant and the small piece of chocolate from the beast’s grubby paws. Closely guarding his bounty, Ruff gave a warning growl, which Dar returned with a growl of her own.

“Goddammit, it’s mine, you croissant-thieving sonuvabitch. Mine! Besides, you fur-covered moron, chocolate is poisonous for dogs.”

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