I am responding to Sean William’s “Lucky Seven” challenge and have posted from page 77 of my latest novel, Without a Summer. Yes, that’s book three in The Glamourist Histories.
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.
The regularity of the braids cast the swell of her bosom into graceful contrast. Her gold curls were piled on to her head and peeked becomingly from beneath a high-crowned hat that had been trimmed with blue and white ostrich feathers. She carried before her a muff as white as a cloud against the sky.
The grounds at Carlton House had been transformed into a wonderland of winter with nods to the vanished spring. Snow sculptures of deer with fawns shared the pristine white lawns with frozen swans and flowers carved of ice. A shallow reflecting pond already had gentlemen and ladies gliding over the ice. Their habits in Mulberry, Pomona green, and Primrose yellow stood out against the severe landscape like flowers on a banquet table.
And now I shall tag seven writers: Stina Leicht, Cat Rambo, Eric James Stone, Alethea Kontis, Shanna Germain, Chesya Burke, and Blake Charlton. Go forth on the social media of your choice and show us your prose. Or poetry. Or not.
It’s a meme after all.
How about the rest of you? I’m selfishly curious what you are working on.