The rules of this meme are:
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they’re written.
4. Tag 7 authors
5. Let them know
As I mentioned in part 1, these memes have done the rounds so much it looks like everyone is abandoning attempts to pass them on. So, as before, if you're a follower, and if you haven't already been tagged, and if you feel like giving it a go, then consider yourself tagged!
Because my current WIP is still lying on the operating table, with bits spread out over a dozen Word files, finding page 77 was a bit of a challenge. So I went back to the most recent version where I have it all packed together neatly into one document in standard formatting.
Here is my excerpt from Ghosts of Innocence, where Shayla faces three opponents and unexpectedly finds them reduced to one ally:
There was a blur of movement and a soft hissing sound. Two heads thumped to the floor followed by two crumpling bodies.
Weasel grinned at Shayla, who had stepped smartly back to avoid the arcs of blood. She glimpsed a cold line of blue fire winking out as Weasel sheathed his knife. A shimmerblade. That was how he'd managed to behead the two of them so effortlessly.
"They were getting too curious for comfort." Weasel spoke for the first time. Shayla was taken aback by his voice, rich and firm, and completely at odds with his raggedy appearance.