777 Challenge – Ice crept into her voice

777 - Ice crept into her voice - A callenge to share seven lines, from the seventh line of page seven of your wip

Well, good thing that I didn’t really promise to post my first article about the Twenties New Woman this week… because it’s not ready (No, I’m sorry, I actually said it was nearly a promise). I’ll just say that I have a very good excuse for it… actually I have three. You’ll just have to trust me on that.

Good for you that a couple of weeks ago, Melissa tagged me for the 777 Challenge. I declined her invitation on account that I already post snippets of eight sentences every other Sunday for the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks, but then Sue also tagged me for the same challenge, so gals… grand, you’ve talked me into it!


The 777 challenge requires you go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to Line 7 and share the next 7 sentences in a blog post. Once you have done this, you can tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their work-in-progress.

Here is my excerpt:

“Well, you should have known, right?” the other woman challenge. “She was your secretary.” Then her eyes slid down to the satchel. A shadow crossed her face.

Miss Sullivan shoved her to one side. “She messed up with a lot of things.” Ice crept into her voice. “But it will be sorted.”

Seriously, I’ve seen people who posted a chunk of page out of their seven sentences. Mine are just… seven short, small, tiny, almost unnoticeable sentences…

Well, anyway, this is my snippet.

And who am I going to tag? Uhm, let me see…

Celine JeanJean (who tagged me for the Love/Hate Challenge… another thing I have to do…), Jack (who’s having an argument with his new story at the moment), Roland (who’s working hard on his new story), and all my fellow writers currently partecipating in the 8 Sentence Sunday Lupachi1927, CWHollyAlice

Hope you’ll enjoy, guys!

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About the Author

I was born, raised and I still live near Verona (Italy), though I worked for a time in Dublin. I started writing fantasy stories as a kid. Today I’m a bookseller who reads fantasy, history, mythology, anthropology and lots of speculative fiction. Somehow, all of this has found its way into my own dieselpunk stories.

19 Comments on "777 Challenge – Ice crept into her voice"

  1. Fab snippet, got me interested in your work! And short sentences are the best.
    gulara recently posted…‘Starving’ versus ‘Striving’ Artist DebateMy Profile

  2. I love short, snappy, tension-filled sentences 🙂 Great snippet. Thanks for sharing – I’m so glad you decided to play along.

  3. Will give this a go, although not sure what my WIP is, as between projects or rather back and forth between two or is it three.

  4. Excellent snippet! I’m intrigued.
    Sue Coletta recently posted…What Type Of Writer Are You?My Profile

    • I’m happy you guys like this snippet. This is actually a recent addition to the first chapter, after… oh, I don’t know… a number of revisions.

  5. Excellent snippet! Lots of tensions simmering beneath the surface with that one!

    So it’s on, it’s a challenge-off! I take your challenge, and I shall extend you another one in return… When I find a challenge to extend that is 😉
    Celine Jeanjean recently posted…Some Incredibly Exciting News!My Profile

  6. Nice! I just started following you (in response to you following me *winks*), so I don’t know much about your work. Is this part of the Ghost Trilogy? Or something else?
    Sara L. recently posted…A Blogoversary Character Interview with Eva of “The Keeper’s Curse”My Profile

  7. Yay!! Great snippet! Thanks for directing me to it. 🙂
    Lucy Flint recently posted…Introducing Claire: An Impromptu, Teeny-Tiny Book ExcerptMy Profile

  8. Might take me a while to get round to doing this as very busy with arrangements for US emigration. Already had to postpone another ‘tag’ on Facebook due to workload. July okay?

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