The 777 Challenge

Last week, Loni Townsend over at Squirrel Talk participated in the 777 Challenge. The idea is to pick one of your WIPs, go to the 7th page, find the 7th line, and post the next 7 lines or so. At the end of her Challenge, she wrote: “If you would like to participate, consider yourself tagged.”

I thought it sounded like a fun idea, so I decided to take her up on it and post the appropriate 7  or so lines from page 7 of my soon-to-be published fantasy novel, Lady, Thy Name Is Trouble, which, to me, will be a work-in-progress until I hold it as a book in my hand.

So here goes…


The clash of battle began to fade.

Tara headed for the door. “Now is our chance to escape. This is not the time for vengeance. There are too many of them. We need to get away and warn Faragellyn. I doubt the Sulledorns intend to stop here.”

Kaden pounded the edge of his fist against the wall. “I will not be driven from my own castle!”

An ear-splitting scream rose above the battle sounds.

“Aurelia!” Prince Kaden cried.

“Wonderful. That’s all we need.” Tara whipped out her sword and dashed into the corridor.


What did you think of this snippet?

Since I wasn’t specifically tagged for the Challenge, I’m not going to officially tag anyone else, but I’ll say the same thing that Loni did: If you’d like to give it a go, consider yourself tagged. 🙂




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