My directions were to:
1. Go to page 77 of my manuscript.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy the next 7 lines/paragraphs.
4. Tag 7 other writers to do the same.
So, here are the 7 paragraphs of my story from the 77th page of my novella Nick’s Christmas Carol in the anthology Christmas Belles of Georgia, Barbour Publishing, Sept. 2011. And below that are the 7 authors I am tagging so check out their sites soon to see a selection from their novels. Enjoy!
…Her eyes were aglow with the excitement of helping others, making him love her more than ever.
He looked deep into those eyes he loved so much. This wasn’t the time or place, but he couldn’t hide his feelings any longer. “Carol, I didn’t plan to do this here, but I can’t wait another minute to tell you. I love you. I have for a long time, and I hope you love me, too”
Her gloved hands cupped his cheeks. “Oh, Nick, I love you, too. I mean really love you, not just the attraction we shared as teenagers.” She winked. “Although that is part of it, too.”
He laughed. “That’s good to hear.” He leaned forward and kissed her lips, or at least as much of them as he could through two ski masks. “Let’s go somewhere we can take off these masks.”
“We’d better hurry. It’s almost daylight.” She stood. “Race you.”
They ran to his truck, each touching the hood at the same time.”
Carol raced to open her own door. “We’ve got to make a quick getaway. The neighbors are starting to leave for work.”
“Where do you want to go for breakfast, my partner-in-Christmas-crime?”
And my seven friends whom I am tagging are:
Elaine Marie Cooper