1) Go to page 77 of your current manuscript, work-in-progress, or most recent story.
2) Go to line 7.
3) Copy the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs (your choice) as they're written. No cheating!
4) Tag 7 authors.
5) Let them know.
So, here 'tis. My current work-in-progress is a murder mystery, Poison the Well, and features a psychic detective agency -- each of the detectives has been hired because (s)he has a different psychic ability. This particular conversation is between the psychometer, Seth Augustine, and the telepath, Callista Lee, and takes place as they're driving away after questioning a witness.
“You must get a lot of insight into the human condition, hearing people’s thoughts all the time,” Seth said.
Callista was silent for a moment, and then said, “More than I want.”
He shifted into first, and eased the little car up the driveway. “Is it true that all guys think about sex once every thirty seconds?”
Callista looked over at him, and a smile – a real, honest smile – crossed her face.
Wow, she should do that more often, Seth thought, marveling at how it softened the angular lines of her face.
“I think,” she said, “that in your case, it’s more like every fifteen seconds.”
Seth burst into laughter, and said, “Well, I’ve always liked to consider myself above average.”
Poison the Well should, lord willin' an' the creek don't rise, be released on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and available for purchase by June 2012.
So, here are my tags (and you should all check out their blogs & buy their books, too, because these are some amazing writers I'm talkin' about, here):
Vivienne Tuffnell at Zen and the Art of Tightrope Walking
Tracey Hansen at Tracey's Tavern
Thea Atkinson at Gonzolink
Tess Hardwick at Inspiration for Ordinary Life
Jesse James Freeman at Billy Purgatory
Kendall Grey at Life is But a Dream
Al Boudreau at Al Boudreau