“I think it’s important to note our own situation at the time. You see, I was having a bit of trouble selling my goods. Apparently foreign merchants heard of the curse that inflicted our Island and had ceased their trading with us. Hence I did not have many customers as my shells were of no use to the locals.
Mother and I were surviving on very little at that point and it was obvious that while contemplating our situation in her “moment of idleness,” she entertained the thought of leaving.
We went to bed very late that night. We sat up discussing what to do but it almost seemed like our minds were made up.
It made me nervous to think that our future lay in the next few days of our planning.”
Okay that was embarrassing.
Lovely Louise over at My Other Book Is a Tolstoy was kind enough to tag me in the Lucky 7 Challenge:
The idea is to go to page 7 or 77 of your current work in progress, go down to the 7th line, then copy and paste approximately 7 lines in raw, unedited form. Tag some friends to join in the challenge!
Because my WIP is a collection of shorts and I am currently editing it, one story at a time, I decided to choose an extract from the very next story on my list that hasn’t gone through a serious modification process as yet.
That story is the Beast of Kipwe Island and guess what number it is on my little chart? Yep, you guessed it, its number 7!!! How’s that for freaky coincidence???
So the extract above is from page 7, lines 7 -14, in the raw and in the nude so to speak. I didn’t touch it even though I was tempted to… 🙂
I know I tagged a whole lot of you guys for 11 Questions last time so I won’t tag anyone today but if you want to have a go at this challenge and post an unedited extract of your WIP on your blog, you can use my name and do so! It would be fun to see what you guys are working on.
Once again thank you to Louise for thinking of me, and until next time, happy writing!