Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Six-Gun Conjurer (Lucky 7 Sneak Peek)

Fellow writer Ellie Garratt bestowed a special gift upon me last Monday, in the form of a tag.  It seems there is a blogtastic exercise rolling around the internet, and I've been given the opportunity to participate.  How fun!

How this works is pretty simple: 

1. Go to page 77 of your current Manuscript/Work In Progress.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy down the next 7 sentences or paragraphs, and post them as they are written.
4. Tag 7 other authors.

My current work in progress has yet to reach page 77, so I'll go back to my last finished work, tentatively entitled The Six Gun Conjurer.  I suppose you can still call this a work in progress, since the last round of revisions won't be complete until it goes to the publisher later this summer.

"Do ye be needin' a spot of help, boys?" Flaherty asked, the leprechaun looking as spiffy as ever in his tweed suit.

"Not your kind of help," Ron grumbled, disinclined to trust the magic-using dwarf whose intentions were questionable at the best of times.

 "Well, tough, you've got it," Flaherty argued.  "I"ll not see me adopted home town wrecked like this.  Who'll vote for me then?"

Ron wanted to laugh.  The leprechaun who would be mayor was more interested in securing votes than actually helping anyone.  His valiant effort to quell the disturbance was about personal gain.  If it could win him the election to join the riots, he'd be leading them instead.

Still, understanding Flaherty's motivation, Ron felt he could be helpful.

"All right, leppercon.  Think you've got the power to bust up this pack of brawlers in front of us?"

"Aye, but you maybe want to be standing by to arrest the ringleaders after the fact.  They'll still be stirring for a fight, and they'll get it outside o' jail."

Not the most exciting bit of fiction, but it's the Lucky 7 thingy.

Okay, now to tag 7 more writers, and see how many of them are willing to share:

Tony Benson
Alva J. Roberts
Matt Nord
A.D. Spencer
A.C. Hall
Michael Offutt
D. Nathan Hilliard

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