June 16th, 2012


The Seventh Writing Meme

I'm A Bad Player

I like some of the LJ memes that come around. But my intense dislike of chain letters makes me annoyed at memes that make you tag others and challenge them to do the meme? No. I don't play games.

But a number of writers, like Mary Robinette Kowal have posted, so I thought I'd take a look. And no, I'm not tagging any of you. Play if you want.

The ‘rules’ are: "Go to page 7 or 77 of your latest work. Read down to the seventh line and then post online the next seven lines or sentences. Then head off and tag seven more writers."

So I took the last thing I edited, and shipped, which turned out to be an edit on my 2008 WOTF Workshop 24 hour challenge story. Since I write in one format and ship in Standard Manuscript Format, this is from the latter -- and as it's only 24 pages formatted, this starts on page 7, line 7:
"There is only a minor damage on the gimbal mount."
"Enough damage to keep the radar from aiming?"
"Even so."
Petey replaced Jomo at the opening and looked inside. "You know, just a few hours ago we were out welding that damn Slag Man. We could’ve been hit by these particles."
Jomo laughed. "You cannot worry about such things, my friend. If God has determined that it is your time, then you shall go. Otherwise, you are doomed to stay in these heavens."

Maybe it'll sell this time and then you can all read the rest of the story. BTW -- this was not one of the randomly selected stories we read in the group, by tossing down the stairs or so we were told, so very few of you have seen any versions of this story. (And three known readers, my father, my sister and WOTF Coordinating Judge/Editor/Workshop co-host K.D. Wentworth, have passed on.) (bittersweet-grin)

Enough fun for a Saturday. (grin)

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