Happy Friday, Aledan Merfolk! Debra Kristi tagged me in the Lucky Seven WIP Lines challenge this week, and you may remember back when I was tagged for APOLLO and NAMELESS. In case you forgot, the rules are: Go to page 7 or 77 of your current manuscript. Scroll down to line 7. Then post the 7 lines following from there, exactly as they are!
Page seven doesn’t even have seven lines on it because it’s the very end of a chapter, but page 77 has a nice little bit with Finn and Jen. Unfortunately, Erie the mermaid doesn’t appear in this selection, but you can read her WIPlines from a few weeks ago. For now, enjoy the human side of SPEAK THE OCEAN:
“Do you have any siblings?”
Jen looks at me, and turns back to the water so quickly it’s like I’ve shocked her. “No. I mean…I did, but she died years ago.”
“I’m sorry,” I say, a cold, dead fish in my hand, but I mean it. Jen’s too good a person to have lost someone like that.
“It’s not…” She presses her lips together, then looks at me again. “It’s not your fault, Finn.”
That’s a little weird. She says it like she just came to the conclusion that I’m not personally responsible for her sibling’s death.
Not the most exciting WIPlines, but the rules are the rules. I’ll try to have something a bit more exciting next week, and the week after that I’ll be bringing you an excerpt from a different mermaid novel: Zoraida Cordova’s THE VAST AND BRUTAL SEA!
Tip: Pre-order THE VAST AND BRUTAL SEA and enter to win one of the awesome prizes at Zoraida’s website!
Now it’s your turn: share seven lines from your WIP below!