77-7-7 Challenge

Two people on Twitter tagged me in this challenge last month and now I can only locate one. That was the kind Zakillia. I’ve searched Twitter, looked high and low for the other person, and still I’m left empty-handed. To the other kind person that tagged me: thank you! I’m sorry I can’t remember who did it, so I’ll just be tagging new people here. If you tagged me and see this, let me know! I’ll link to your 77-7-7 entries.

For those that are unfamiliar, here are the rules:

  1. Go to page 77 of your current manuscript.
  2. Go to line 7.
  3. Copy down the next seven sentences — lines or paragraphs — and post them as they’re written. No cheating.
  4. Tag 7 other authors.
  5. Let them know.

The following excerpt comes from the novel I’m currently revising called Dr. Fantastic’s Prodigious Prestidigitator.

“What once was not there, is now there. What once was impossible, now possible,” Socorro said, walking around Abby as if to prove she was not a projection. And then she flickered again, lost opacity, sparked out of existence.

“I am just a mere messenger, folks,” Socorro said, walking back over to the door of the machine. “For I only bring word of Dr. Fantastic’s knowledge of the unknowable. And if you are to take anything from today’s offering, it’s that amazing things are possible with a little bit of magic.”

He yanked open the door to the machine and Abby staggered out before the audience, resuming her posed position: one arm up, one knee cocked, permanent smile.

No context for you. 🙂

I’m tagging the following people to complete this challenge:

Lydia S. Gray
Alex Shvartsman
Siobhan Gallagher
Lisa Rodgers
Damien Walters Grintalis
Ken Liu
Christie Yant

Note to those I tagged: if you don’t have a manuscript with at least 77 pages, perhaps pick page 7 of your most recent work? And if you’ve already done this challenge, my apologies!

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