Tuesday – Anything Possible

a 777

I have been tagged by Colleen Chesebro, of Silver Threading to participate in the 777 Writing Challenge. She tagged me on June 8th and I have to apologise for the slight delay in my response. Colleen has a wonderful blog that entertains and motivates and worth a visit.

The rules of the 777 Writing Challenge are as follows:

‘The 777 challenge requires you go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to Line 7 and share the next 7 sentences in a blog post. Once you have done this, you can tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their work-in-progress.

Here is my WIP titled Circumstances of Childhood and here are the seven lines from page seven.

“My dad was always too busy to take us where Greg’s dad had the time to go. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my dad, and he did what he could. His events were mostly movies and ballgames. They were fun but not like living an adventure on each outing.

The news of Greg’s dad’s passing was like an explosion. One minute Greg and I were happy kids without a worry in the world and then awareness blew in with some of the miserable facts of life. It was a curtain lifted in a play. Before the news, it was all music and excitement and then the reality of the story hit.”

My seven nominees are: Susan Nicholls Phil McCollum, C.S.Boyack, Nicholas Rossis, K.K.Allen, Lorraine Adair, Katie Cross.

I look forward to what you have written.

 

 

20 comments

  1. Very emotional excerpt. Think a lot of people can relate to that and it certainly makes for a curious set up.

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    1. Thanks Charles.

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  2. Wow, I wonder if I have seven friends. Intriguing excerpt.

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    1. Need seven writers. Friends are optional 🙂

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  3. Ouch. I feel for Greg. Great write, John.

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    1. Thanks Andra. This book is an emotional one.

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  4. Heartbreaking time for a young lad to lose his father. The excerpt has me intrigued as to the rest of the story.

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    1. Yes. He does grow up to be a very successful athlete and fund manager.

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  5. Wow… those sevens made for a powerful snippet. Well done John.
    > I’m glad to see a post from you, considering that storm at the TX coast. Are ya’ll okay? Hugs.

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    1. All is good. This was a weak little ole tropical storm. Came ashore to the East of us so we only got a little rain. Thanks for asking.

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  6. Very lovely imagery. “It was a curtain lifted in a play.” So evocative.

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    1. Thank you so much L. Marie.

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  7. Great lines,John. You got me…now I have to figure out what page seven is.

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    1. This is a brand new WIP

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      1. Sounds like it’s going to be a good one. I just had surgery and haven’t started the beta read for you, but just downloaded it to Kindle on my iPad to get started.

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      2. Bless you my child. Hope all is well.

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  8. That was amazing John! You continue to intrigue and I look forward to reading this one as well.

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    1. Thanks Philip

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  9. […] clipped the rules from John W. Howell's blog. He's one who nominated me, and the other one is Mae Clair. Thank you John and […]

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