Monday is the new Sunday, guys! . . . Well, not really—I just missed this Sunday challenge on Twitter (
@WritingIzzy). Even so, I’m accepting it. BIG thanks to my fellow writers and mentee hopefuls @Married2ARod and @alannalp.
Step 1: Eat a cookie (if you don’t, the rest of the steps are ruined)
Step 2: Scroll to the 7th page of your work-in-progress (WIP) or the story you entered into the lovely PitchWars
Step 3: Go down to the 7th line
Step 4: Post the next 7 lines
Step 5: Tag 7 writer friends
I chose: My WIP
Genre: YA contemporary
“Oh hell. I forgot to check the doors.”
I cringed as Mum stormed back to the car. She checked the locks once, twice, then for the third time. Nodding, she walked a few steps away only to turn around and check the doors again. A few passersby lifted their brows and snickered. My cheeks warmed. I gave them a what-the-hell-are-you-looking-at look, and they turned away. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I knew Mum wasn’t doing this on purpose, but it was maddening.
I trudged around the green Punto, yanking handles as I passed. “I promise they’re all locked. Can we go inside now?”
Well, now I’m off to deal with the ups and downs of today.
Let’s all not forget to…