Lucky 7 Meme
JW Alden recently tagged me for a challenged called the “Lucky 7 Meme” The rules are:
-Turn to page 77 of your work-in-progress (WIP)
-Go down to line 7
-Copy down the next 7 lines - sentences or paragraphs - and post them as they're written.
So here are my seven paragraphs from my current work-in-progress, Lightbringer:
Kyria stared at him, expressionless. Befitting of her double nature, the dim lamplight illuminated one of her cheeks, leaving the other in shadow. “I am leaving. I cannot say for how long; however, experience leads me to believe it will be quite a long time.”
“You can’t go!” Aaron protested. “What am I supposed to do?”
“This isn’t funny.”
“I never said it was.”
Aaron stood swiftly, taking the down blanket with him. He grabbed the tattered lamp from his nightstand and raised it so close it almost touched her forehead; as usual, not a muscle was out of place- she looked as stoic as ever. “So, you’re just going to leave me here?”
Kyria ripped the lamp from him and pulled it away from her face. “Yes.”
In reply, Aaron grabbed the light just above the place where her hand rested and pulled it toward him. “What about all that protecting me nonsense?”
She pulled it back. Aaron, caught off guard by the motion, stumbled forward with the lamp. He was close to her- so, so close; he could feel the heat of her chamomile breath on his chin. It reminded him of when she lay dying.
Kyria, several inches shorter, peered up at him defiantly. “You will be safe here.”
Their proximity did not go unnoticed. Aaron’s heart beat just a tick faster at the feel of her chest colliding with his; his blue eyes did their best not to waver as they rested upon hers, so fierce and sharp and full of determination. He tugged at the lamp, drawing her closer still. “I don’t want you to go.” he pleaded.
And that’s that! Being in the middle of a conversation, I hope this makes at least a little sense. As for the people I’m going to tag? They’re listed below. And hey, even if they don’t participate, they all have great blogs that I happily follow. Be sure to check them out!