I promised yesterday that I would start blogging about things other than ROW80 updates. Here, to kick things off, is a blog hop.
I’ve been tagged by the Aussie writer Ellen Gregory to post a short snippet from my work in progress — 7 lines from page 7.
My current work in progress is the short story I’ve mentioned. It’s for the upcoming Turtleduck Press anthology — a quartet of fantasy stories with romance, all variations on the theme of women rescuing men. (And I do mean rescuing. Some of the women even have swords. But of course there are many ways to be strong and these stories explore several of them.)
I’m still editing my contribution, but here are 7 sentences from page 7 of the present draft…
(A little context: the main character is a maidservant in a raja’s palace, and has volunteered to go and work for an insane inventor who lives in a mountaintop fort.)
I woke the next morning, in the little room I had chosen behind the kitchen, to the smell of cooking vegetable curry. At first I thought I was back in the palace. Then I remembered, and sat up with a start. Was there another servant here?
When I walked into the kitchen, the madman was cooking flatbread over the fire, just as though he were a servant himself, and not a…a palace exile or whatever he was. Except that he wore a pair of thick leather gloves. His hands must be too sensitive for such work.
If that piqued your interest, stay tuned for more about the anthology and where you can buy it in just over a month from now…
And now, back to the blog hop. The rules of the Lucky Seven game are:
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current WIP… Go to line 7
- Post on your blog the next 7 sentence or 7 lines—as they are!
- Tag 7 people to do the same
I’m not going to tag people, because
I’m lazy some writers don’t like sharing works in progress (WIPs). If you’d like to play, consider yourself tagged, and please leave a comment so I know to visit your blog and read your snippet!