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The meme of seven


From TL Morganfield's LJ page.

The rules:

1. Go to page 77 (or 7) of your current ms
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating.

I hoped mine would be a deep character portrayal or some stunning description, instead I found myself in the middle of an action sequence:

...Petrofsky rose with the gutting knife in his hand, and I threw myself upon him.

He yelled as my weight hit him and we fell. His head thumped off the deck beneath me and his surprise turned instantly to rage. Luckily the knife had tumbled aside or he would have stabbed me, I am sure. Instead he twisted and threw me free. His fist flashed and my temple exploded with stars. I managed to land three punches of my own before firm hands tore us apart.

"What is this boys?" The Captain spat on the boards between us. His eyes flashed. "Who began this?"

I shook off the hands that gripped me. "He had a knife," I said, staring at the deck.

"I was not going to cut him," Petrofsky said. "I was going to show Olgaren how to gut fish..."

This is from "Chrysophile," my current novella, only a scant thousand words before I reach the end of draft zero and can begin to scrape it into a passable first draft...

Comments

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j_cheney
Jun. 15th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
Nope...not from me ;o)

But nice, anyway.
damonshaw
Jun. 15th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
Doh - It's on TL Morganfield's page. Ho hum - 2nd time I've done that in 24 hours...
kara_gnome
Jun. 17th, 2012 12:11 am (UTC)
Nice one, Dame, last thousand words for this draft, awesome! :D
quilceda
Jun. 20th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
Ha, I don't have a manuscript that long yet.
Well, maybe one of my trunked/trashed drafts, no one will be seeing those.
But yay, you're making good progress!
damonshaw
Jun. 20th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's page 7 not 77. :)

Thanks though!
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