Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Lucky 7 Meme

Angeline at http://angelinetrevena.blogspot.com/ has tagged me. I'm sure you know the rules:


Go to page 77 of your current MS
Go to line 7 
Copy the next 7 lines and post them as written
Tag 7 authors and let them know. (Gonna skip this one, I just don't have that many followers yet)


Although not a highlight of my MS, here we go...


Opening his eyes he caught a fleeting glimpse of a warrior across the river attempting to quickly disappear into the brush before the dwarf spotted him. “Damn”, Dimnar cursed himself for being so lax. He was supposed to be out scouting for the enemy, not acting like he was out on some carefree little picnic. He was certain he had been seen and reached for his greataxe that he had placed beside his feet while viewing the falls. There would be no running from the enemy. A dwarf was not built for haste and they were raised to fight not flee. “I suppose the king will get his answer when I do not return”, he thought knowing that any orcs this far away from their homeland would surely be in a group. Dimnar resigned himself to the fact that he was certain to die once they had caught him, but he was also confident that many of them would take their last breath before he did so himself.

12 comments:

  1. Nice little glimpse into your story. And, yeah, half the blogosphere has been tagged with this thing already. There's hardly anyone left to tag. :)

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  2. Thank you L.G. The truth is that the dwarf is only a supporting character and his encounter at this point is hardly a highlight of the challenges all the characters face in the book. Then again, I know that the randomness of the meme is going to do that to most of the people tagged with it. Posting it reminded me of being a teen with a pimple that was the size of a goose egg to them, but to everyone else it was hardly noticeable. lol

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  3. I liked it! As L.G. said, great glimpse into your story. :)
    Tell me more about this blog tagging frenzy. LOL

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  4. Now this one really sounds like The Hobbit!
    Love what you write....sigh!


    http://ladyofmuse.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Megan. My main influences being Tolkien and Terry Brooks must have rubbed off. That and the use of orcs!

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  5. FABULOUS characterization! I love your character. Way to build sympathy so quickly!

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    1. I appreciate the feedback Peggy. Hopefully all my characters give the same result.

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  6. This is nice, sets us up for some action. I'm rooting for Dimnar anyway!

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  7. So intriguing! I'd love to read more ;)

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  8. Hey there, thanks for playing. It's just absolutely fascinating seeing the huge variety of stories and styles that everyone's writing.

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  9. Anything with orcs in it is a win for me ;)
    Great excerpt.

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  10. Ah yes, there is some action ready to happen here, and although they are in the book, it may not be orcs at all. Hmmm.....

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