By Pat Trainum aka P. T. Bradley
I was going to do a completely different blog today, one on Scrivener(will do it next month)…but on Monday, Melissa Tagg challenged writers in her blog, Tag(g)Lines to take their current work-in-project, go to page 77, scroll down 7 lines and post the next 7 sentences (or paragraphs). Since I haven’t gotten to page 77 on my new book, I used another book, Twenty Shades of Murder.
Here it is:
“Rachel, are you there?”
“I’m here, Sheriff.” What kind of person kidnaps two people and kills their partner to send a message? A very sick person. The same one who wanted to kill her. Who knew where she was.
If she didn’t stop him, someone else would die, and it would be her fault. Rachel sank on her bed and concentrated on breathing. “I just received another package with photos that included the Williams’ crime scene.”
That up to this moment she truly believed Chance had sent…except, his profile didn’t support the type of planning it would take to pull off such an elaborate scheme. And it didn’t support such cold-blooded tactics.
“I want a copy of everything in the package.”
Now she knew why the Williams’ case nagged her. “It was a set-up, Sheriff…”
Lots of trouble for my main character. Like Melissa, I hope this makes you want to read Twenty Shades of Murder. Or maybe that same dude Melissa is looking for from Harper Collins will come calling.
I’m passing on the challenge. If you’re a writer, consider yourself tagged—77th page, 7th line, next 7 sentences or paragraphs--leave a comment where to find your 7s. If you’re a reader, I hope you'll leave a comment and let me know if you enjoyed my little excerpt...