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777 Challenge – Ice crept into her voice

Well, good thing that I didn’t really promise to post my first article about the Twenties New Woman this week… because it’s not ready (No, I’m sorry, I actually said it was nearly a promise). I’ll just say that I have a very good excuse for it… actually I have three. You’ll just have to trust me on that.

Good for you that a couple of weeks ago, Melissa tagged me for the 777 Challenge. I declined her invitation on account that I already post snippets of eight sentences every other Sunday for the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks, but then Sue also tagged me for the same challenge, so gals… grand, you’ve talked me into it!


The 777 challenge requires you go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to Line 7 and share the next 7 sentences in a blog post. Once you have done this, you can tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their work-in-progress.

Here is my excerpt:

“Well, you should have known, right?” the other woman challenge. “She was your secretary.” Then her eyes slid down to the satchel. A shadow crossed her face.

Miss Sullivan shoved her to one side. “She messed up with a lot of things.” Ice crept into her voice. “But it will be sorted.”

Seriously, I’ve seen people who posted a chunk of page out of their seven sentences. Mine are just… seven short, small, tiny, almost unnoticeable sentences…

Well, anyway, this is my snippet.

And who am I going to tag? Uhm, let me see…

Celine JeanJean (who tagged me for the Love/Hate Challenge… another thing I have to do…), Jack (who’s having an argument with his new story at the moment), Roland (who’s working hard on his new story), and all my fellow writers currently partecipating in the 8 Sentence Sunday Lupachi1927, CWHollyAlice

Hope you’ll enjoy, guys!


  • gulara
    Posted June 27, 2015 at 14:36

    Fab snippet, got me interested in your work! And short sentences are the best.

  • Melissa Barker-Simpson
    Posted June 27, 2015 at 16:44

    I love short, snappy, tension-filled sentences 🙂 Great snippet. Thanks for sharing – I’m so glad you decided to play along.

    • Post Author
      Posted June 28, 2015 at 05:24

      Eh… you gals insisted to much 😉
      But it was fun, so I’m happy you did.

  • Roland Clarke
    Posted June 27, 2015 at 16:53

    Will give this a go, although not sure what my WIP is, as between projects or rather back and forth between two or is it three.

    • Post Author
      Posted June 28, 2015 at 05:25

      That’s actually an advantage. You look up all three WIP and choose the one with the best, most alluring snippet 😉

  • Sue Coletta
    Posted June 27, 2015 at 22:01

    Excellent snippet! I’m intrigued.

    • Post Author
      Posted June 28, 2015 at 05:27

      I’m happy you guys like this snippet. This is actually a recent addition to the first chapter, after… oh, I don’t know… a number of revisions.

  • Celine Jeanjean
    Posted June 28, 2015 at 04:20

    Excellent snippet! Lots of tensions simmering beneath the surface with that one!

    So it’s on, it’s a challenge-off! I take your challenge, and I shall extend you another one in return… When I find a challenge to extend that is 😉

    • Post Author
      Posted June 28, 2015 at 05:28

      Uhm… I though I was already on with a challenge with you 😉

  • Sara L.
    Posted July 13, 2015 at 13:25

    Nice! I just started following you (in response to you following me *winks*), so I don’t know much about your work. Is this part of the Ghost Trilogy? Or something else?

    • Post Author
      Posted July 13, 2015 at 14:11

      Oh, thanks for the follow and welcome to my blog 🙂

      Yes, this is part of the Ghost Trilogy, from the first chapter.

  • Lucy Flint
    Posted September 2, 2015 at 16:35

    Yay!! Great snippet! Thanks for directing me to it. 🙂

    • Post Author
      Posted September 3, 2015 at 16:44

      Hey Lucy, thanks for stopping by… and for tagging me once again 😉

  • Roland Clarke
    Posted June 25, 2016 at 12:45

    Might take me a while to get round to doing this as very busy with arrangements for US emigration. Already had to postpone another ‘tag’ on Facebook due to workload. July okay?

    • Post Author
      Posted June 25, 2016 at 12:46

      When ever you’re ready, Roland. There is no deadline 😉

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