The Lucky Seven

The wonderful Annie Seaton has tagged me in The Lucky Seven. Thanks for the nomination, Annie. This will be fun!

Here’s how the challenge works:

Post seven lines from an unpublished work of fiction by following these rules:

Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript (fiction or non-fiction)
Go to line 7
Post the next 7 lines or sentences on your blog as they are (no cheating, please!)
Tag 7 other authors to do the same

I’ve got several WIPs clamoring for attention right now, and chose this from a story that is nearly finished. The book is called The Twelfth Sun. My leads are Breanna Cassidy and Dr. Elijah Cross, a marine archeologist. The two are thrown together during the search for a maritime artifact.


He winked at her, the irreverent grin resurfacing, now when she wanted him to be sensible.

“After what you did in my Jeep today, I could use a cool down.”  He hopped on one leg, peeling off his pants to reveal a pair of dark green boxers with black vertical stripes.  “Unless you plan on leaving your door unlocked tonight.”

Breanna swallowed, her mouth dry.  The man was practically naked.  She should be used to the sight, having seen him in the buff, then dripping wet wearing only boxers.


And now my seven nominees:

Lorraine Paton
Angela Quarles
L.J. Kentowski
M.L. Falconer
Loni Flowers
Stanalei Fletcher

22 thoughts on “The Lucky Seven

  1. Oooh, Mae, that IS a lucky seven! What intriguing lines. Now I want to know how she’s seen him in the buff, assuming she’s seen him in boxers before from diving with him or something. And just what DID she do in that Jeep? 😀

    Mind if I steal this for future reference? I’d love to do a Lucky Seven with some of my fiction–fan or original. I’ve only got one original WIP right now, although another one, inspired by fandom, but set to be totally original, is peeking at me around a corner, and I can see a few other plot bunnies crowding behind this new idea, aching for attention, but afraid to come out right now.


    • So glad you enjoyed this, Lynne. Thanks for dropping by. Of course, you can do a Lucky Seven! I’ve seen it floating on blogs since I started blogging and always wanted to try my hand at it. I was excied when Annie tagged me. You could always start one on your own and tag 7 writers, using some of those plot bunnies you’ve got brewing. After looking at Twelfth Sun again, I think I might actually brush it off and finish it. I had such fun with the characters in that one, though there was nothing paranormal about it!


  2. Thanks Mae for including me in The Lucky Seven. This is my first nomination–I hope I do it justice. I’ve just written my blog, but will post in the next couple of days, since I’m getting a ton of hits on the current one. 🙂


  3. Hot Lucky 7 indeed Mae! I definitely want more!!! Thanks so much for the nomination! I’ll have to put something together for the weekend. I did one of these for GOF, but maybe I’ll dive into Seeker Of Fate for this one 🙂


  4. Ooo I agree with L.J… I definitely want to know more! So get that dust cleared away and finish this one up asap!!
    And thanks so much for the nomination!


    • I think I might dive into this one again, Loni. I started reading through it last night. Needs some reworking and I still need to write the ending but I’m excited about it. And you’re welcome on the nomination! I’m looking forward to your 7! 🙂


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  6. Hi there Mae Clair!

    This is my first time to your blog, but I’ll be back for sure!

    Thanks for the nomination. I’ve done Lucky 7 before, so I know the drill:) Here are the 7 lines from my wip Jade’s Spirit Enjoy!

    After taking a moment to calm down and find her inside voice, she said, “Look, I know you probably don’t have many exotic dancers here in Dover, so I don’t blame you for being freaked. But did you have to shut me out so quickly after you figured it out? It hurt, Emmet. I hate that it matters so much, but it hurt to feel you judging me like that. And then it’s like you were too embarrassed to bring me to church, like you didn’t want your friends to see you hanging with the new town slut. There, I said it. Now it’s out in the open, and you can take your self-righteous attitude and get lost.”


    • Hi, Jessi! Thanks for visiting my blog. It sounds like your character has some serious baggage in her past and that always makes for an interesting story. I love conflicted/flawed characters. Well done!


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