Seventh Heaven?

The dreaded lurgy has been through our place. And for us that doesn’t just mean sloth-ing in front of the telly and a trail of tissues strewn from one end of the house to other. tissuesNo, for us, a simple virus becomes a major ordeal as my daughter has Type 1 Diabetes and Virus = Blood Glucose Level Havoc. So, for the past two weeks I’ve been up nearly every night at midnight, 2 am, and 4 am, working to keep my girl’s BGL in ‘the safe zone’.

Needless to say, I’m pretty shattered right now, so I’m going to cheat on this blog post a bit. I read on someone else’s blog about the Triple 7 Challenge, and while I wasn’t ‘tagged’ to do it, I’m going to tag myself and steal the idea as it means a quick and easy post.

Good news (or maybe not), for you lot is …. More sharing!

The Triple 7 Challenge is this – Take 7 lines from the 7th page of your manuscript and share, and then tag 7 other bloggers to do the same.

So from This Shadow Life – 7 lines from page 7…

When she opened her eyes again, the morning chorus of magpies and lyrebird no longer floated through the open window, the constant, gentle buzz of the old fridge could not be heard: The Silence.cupcakes

Her hands steadied as she hulled the strawberries and folded them into the batter. She pushed a square of white chocolate into the centre of each waiting cupcake and her breathing quickened. Strawberries and white chocolate were not a combination she’d ever used before; ever wanted to use. Strawberries, yes. White chocolate, yes. But never together. How could Sylvia have known?

I’m not going to tag others as such. But how about any writers reading this, do the Triple 7 Challenge for your next blog post. And any readers popping by, open up the 7th page of whatever you’re currently reading and share below in the comments your favourite line from the page.

Thanks for reading! To return to the FICTION WRITERS BLOG HOP on Julie Valerie’s Book Blog, click here: http://www.julievalerie.com/fiction-writers-blog-hop-aug-2015

S 🙂

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19 responses to “Seventh Heaven?

  1. I do like the sound of strawberries and white chocolate! And thank you for not tagging (I find those things a bit tedious) but love the idea of sharing 7 lines. I will make a note to see what shape page 7 is in 😉

  2. How fun! Love your lines! The silence. ^_^

    I hope the virus is gone now!! Or soon!! I didn’t know a virus could cause havoc like that.

    Oh, I love your cupcakes! So beautiful and yummy looking and fun. 😀

  3. Your cupcakes are gorgeous! I want one! Hope your daughter is okay – sounds nasty. You must be exhausted! Anyway, love the triple 7 challenge and will go get my book and come back with my lines later 🙂

  4. I love the idea of the Triple 7 Challenge. I once organized a blog hop centered around what was happening on the 25th page of your novel. It was so much fun.

    I sure hope your family is feeling better soon. You’re almost out of winter – warmer days are coming. We’re starting to cool off here in the States (I’m in Virginia) so our sick days are ahead of us. Yikes!

  5. So sorry to hear about the illness raging through your house–hope everyone recovers soon–but can I just say I ADORE the word “lurgy”? I want to start using it immediately! Er…as long as I’m not referring to anything going on with me or mine, you understand.

  6. Thanks for sharing your words Sandie. I could picture her cutting up the strawberries and creating the cakes. Love the title. Good luck with the writing.

  7. Does it really matter about the 7th line on the 7th page? What matters is what was she making with strawberries and white chocolate, and where is the recipe?

    • You’re going to have to offer me something in return if you want the recipe. I mean, I’ve named a character after you and now you want the recipe! Sheesh. Some people want it all 😉

  8. Thank you for sharing those 7 lines. They are beautiful!

  9. Hope everyone in your family is feeling better.
    Those cupcakes sound divine and your 7 lines are lovely. I’ve seen a couple of these “line sharing” posts go around Facebook – always so fun!

  10. I know I’m a bit late to this post but better late than never! Seven lines from page seven…’But this time something caught her attention. There was movement. On what appeared to be a roof-top terrace she spotted the toned physique of a man in warrior pose. The striking lines of his body were silhouetted against the morning sun. Evangeline felt her pulse quicken and a sudden wave of heat come across her body. As the ferry bobbed in its rhythmic motion, her gaze remained fixed to the roof-top as his muscular body morphed seamlessly from one pose to another ending in the advanced side crow. She was riveted.’

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