Sunday Round Up: Second Annual Flash Fiction Blog Fest and The Lucky 7 Meme

Just coming off of the Second Annual Flash Fiction Blog Fest, and I get hit with The Lucky 7 Meme. Thanks to Mina Lobo at Some Dark Romantic.

First the blog fest:  Thanks everyone for stopping by, actually reading my entry, and leaving such wonderful comments.  I-like a lot of you I'm guessing-am really insecure about my writing.  I often don't feel like it's any good and/or no one with any good taste would actually read it.  Now, I'm not saying all of you have good taste, but I'm sure there are a couple of you out there.  Sadly, I was not a finalist, but that's OK.  Many awesome stories didn't make the cut, so I'm just going to assume we're all just too awesome, and our awesomeness dazzled our dear host to the point that she just couldn't decide. So she printed out all the stories and put them up on a wall, threw 6 darts and where they landed so followed the finalists.  That's the story I'm telling myself.

Kidding aside, it was great and I look forward to more blog fests in the future.  Cherie's actual process and the list of finalists are here.

Now on to The Lucky 7 Meme:

  1. Go to page 77 of your current MS.
  2. Go to line 7.
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines as written.
  4. Tag 7 other writers.
  5. Let them know.
OK.  Great.  Just one problem.  I have nothing 77 pages long.  So I'm going to cheat a little and just go to page 7 of my current WIP.  Also line 7 just starts in the middle of a sentence, so I just started on the next full sentence, and then line 13 stopped in the middle of a sentence so I just finished that thought for you:

"Sorry, that won't work." he said.
"What...?"  She grasped around and found that so many possibilities had turned negative, or at least very neutral to her case.
"Oh, you're really bad at this."  He got a slightly glazed look in his eyes for a second and then laughed.  "Where did you learn to Chance?"
"What?"  She was out of words and out of lines to play.  At that moment she realized that he was the reason she couldn't escape.

Now the hard part.  7 people.  Blogger hates me and only shows the list of blogs I follow every other day, so at the time of this writing I can't get a hold of my favorite/deserving blogs.  I want to get this out on Sunday, so if I've posted it without names it's because I couldn't get a hold of them.


  1. Great extract! There's a surprise for you on my blog! :)

  2. Nice piece of WIP!

    I love the font you've chosen for your blog!

    I'm following!


    1. Thanks. I always worry that some people might find it hard to read, but I really like the font too.

  3. Yikes, sorry if tagging you stressed you out! :-) Your snippet intrigues me, especially that line, "Where did you learn to Chance?" That uppercase C really caught my attention.
    Some Dark Romantic


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