This is a fun thing going around the writer community this week. You open up your manuscript to page 77, and after you find line 7, you post the following seven sentences. (That is a heckuva lot of "s" words. I'm not even going to try to say that sentence out loud.)
This is from my romantic comedy, I Do. . .or Die, featuring my heroine Shelby, who has been starring in the Six Sentence Sunday snippets (even more "s" words!). She is a commitment-phobe who keeps getting talked into being her best friend's bridesmaid, and at the latest wedding, she was shot at.
Shelby is gunshy, in so many ways, and for so many good reasons. She's trying to fight off her attraction to Ryan, the detective who is also her bodyguard, while they try to find the shooter. In this scene, it looks like they might have found another gunman who has just taken a shot at her:
I lowered the gun to my side, as naturally as if I’d done it all my life. My brain struggled to find answers that would fit all the questions this situation brought up. Why would a gas company employee want to mow me down? I hadn't paid my bill late, at least not last month.
I just couldn't see the gas company sending out assassins as a collection strategy.
"You're so lucky I didn't shoot you," I said, and my legs trembled at the thought.
"That's why I took the clip out first," Ryan said.
So there you are. If you'd like to post your own Lucky 7 sentences, you can do it on your blog, and leave a link in the comments here. Or if you don't have a blog, feel free to leave your sentences in the comments instead.
I'm looking forward to your Lucky Seven!