Friday, May 6, 2016

Seven, Seven, Seven...If Only This Were a Slot Machine!

I was tagged by fellow author Mari Collier to do a seven, seven, seven at Facebook which means I have to post seven lines from the seventh page of my current work-in-progress, then tag seven more authors to do the same. Due to circumstances beyond my control (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!), I'm running a little behind. Fortunately for me--at least in this instance it's fortunate--I have more than one WIP to choose from. Here are seven lines from Sucker-Punched, about five brothers who are all pro wrestlers...



Mad Dog was in a foul mood. To say he wasn't crazy about the idea of losing the championship--especially to me--had to be the understatement of the century. 

"I may have to let you have it, but I don't have to make it easy for you, Cantwell," he growled as he yanked open his locker. "You just might be having your victory party in the hospital."

I laughed, even though a part of me thought the douchebag might be serious. "Just don't forget your trunks this time," I told him. "I can take a lot of abuse, but the sight of your junk flappin' around in the wake of me body slammin' you would be cruel and unusual punishment."


Now for the hard part: tagging seven fellow writers who will actually do it! I choose William Kendall (who probably won't do it, but I can try to shame him into it!), Eve Gaal, Linton Robinson, Nicole Tuberty, Cathy Smith, Carole Morden, and Debra J Smith.

18 comments:

  1. Mad Dog must have been dropped on his head a lot when he was a kid. It would explain a great many things.

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    1. He repeated the first grade seven times. He was finally promoted when he became too big for his desk.

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  2. Glad I'm not a writer Norma :) I prefer to enjoy the reading part! It was terrifying watching Aimee come down the building yesterday, even though I knew she was perfectly safe and in professional hands. It's just the height thing for me :)

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  3. I suppose anyone named Mad Dog would automatically be in a foul mood!

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    1. Of course! That's how he got his ring name!

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  4. Sounds like a series about each brother! Nice excerpt!

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  5. The number 7 means completion. Anyway, glad I didn't get asked to do this challenge. Hate those things.

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    1. Uh, Shelly...Eve tagged you!

      I usually don't do this stuff, but this one looked like fun.

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  6. Any one named Mad Dog has go to have a heart of "nice" possibly covered with a fist of steel !
    Loved your seven.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  7. Liked the excerpt! A brother series should be fun;).

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    1. Thanks, Maria--I think it's going to be fun!

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  8. This was really fun to read. And what a neat idea. Hope William does it too!

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    1. I guess by now, you've seen his sevens!

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