I’ve been double tagged by the lovelies – Dionne and Tonya. Like many others I don’t usually go in for chain letters, emails etc. but this one seemed like fun. Here are the instructions:
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
- Go to line 7
- Copy down the next 7 lines as they are (no cheating)
- Tag 7 other authors
OK, so being double tagged means double trouble. I’m giving an extract from pages 77 from my first published novel and my second work in progress, which I haven’t shared with anyone yet (feeling pretty vulnerable at the moment, LOL). Here you go:
Extract from An Unfamiliar Murder:-
And then she saw it, through the front window. The police car indicated and turned into her driveway in all its glorious bright colours. Her stomach bounced. Maybe they were bringing her bike back? She hoped so. She really needed some good news today. She made her way to the front door, opening it before the policeman had time to ring the bell.
“Morning officer,” she said brightly.
“Anna Cottrell?” The seriousness in his inflection was disconcerting.
“Yes.” She felt her face fall….
Extract from the sequel – as yet untitled:-
Eva could almost smell the sickly bile that rose in her throat. She swallowed it back, forcing her eyes to focus.
At that moment the clouds covered the last of the sunshine. Eva looked around at the tree branches, whipping up in the wind, buzzing like bees around a hive. A storm was coming. But nothing like the storm that was brewing inside her. A million and one thoughts collided in her head. What should she do? Go back to meet the police? “No!” But why were they here?
I racked my brains on who to tag with and couldn’t resist on coming up with some of the loveliest people on Twitter:
- Teresa Hamilton
- Laurie Hanan
- James Garcia
- Tammy Maas
- Felicity Lennie
- Alana Siegel
- Martha Bourke
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!