kiwisue (kiwisue) wrote,

Pros Every Day for a Week - Day 2/7 - Writing Meme: 7-7-7

We're hosting a Working Bee tomorrow and I had dreams last night about trying to buy sausages for forty people. Hah! If more than four turn up I will be marvellously happy.

Today I thought I would do a writing meme that's been popping up in my flist recently:

1. Go to page 7 (or 77) of your current WIP.
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written.
Tag seven other people.

"Why doesn't he drive them up there?" Doyle wondered, indicating the slope of the hill leading up to the Rath. The top of it was almost invisible in the rain.

"There’s an old story - the Kellys own the Rath land, and an ancestor of his threatened to plough the Rath under, only he was prevented somehow. Even so, he met with misfortune. His son died of fright after seeing a monster rise up out of the lough, a giant snake-like thing. And there were other sightings as well. No, I’m not joking. Kelly will rent the field to another farmer for grazing, but he won’t take his stock up there, nor will he go up himself. Of course you could also say that it’s a mighty steep hill for farming, Kelly’s son died of a heart attack from eating too much fried food, and the poor animals will travel easier if we take them around by the low bohreen.”

“And what do you think?”

“Well, I’m not superstitious – but there are things in nature that are beyond it, or beyond what we know at least.”

“You’ll have noticed a change in our delightful lady Electress,” Benje said, interrupting Doyle’s thoughts. “Not as friendly as before, hmmm?”

Now how the hell did he know about that?

“You looked like a wounded deer. Or at least that’s what I was told by a certain over imaginative young lovely. Oh, don’t grimace, man – the girl was full of indignation on your behalf. She’s sweet on you, I think. Most annoying, for I had my eye on her…”

The first is CI5-verse but with an alternate reality twist, the second is pure fantasy AU. I would have added a "proper" CI5 one, but the 7-7-7 derivation for that was dead boring - back to the drawing boardword-processor!

No tagging - most of you will have seen the meme already, feel free to join in!

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