There's and author tag game going around. I was tagged by the amazing M.
R. Polish author of the upcoming
YA novel, Wolf Spell.
Of course with any tagging game, there are rules…
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy down the next 7 lines (sentences or paragraphs) and post them as
4. Tag 7 writers and let them know.
I thought this would be lots of fun. So I followed the directions and it landed
at a story telling campfire party. Enjoy! I can’t wait to share the whole Curse
of the Beast Novel with you:
her eyes to the fire. “It wasn’t until years later that she discovered her
mistake. In stripping her beloved of his human form, she also stripped him of all
his humanity. He ravaged villages, killing without remorse. More than a beast,
he was a monster.”
“The star wept
as she viewed the chaos she’d created. She clutched the heavenly rock, dimly
lighting her palm, scared of what it meant. There wasn’t enough magic to
reverse the wrong she had done, but she could do something. Gripping her
hunting knife, she spilled her blood on the heavenly rock, creating the first
werewolf. Every night his human spirit strengthened enough to overcome the
wolf, to walk the Earth as a man. The moon his forever sun—a reminder of what
he had lost. ”
(Okay, so I have 9 lines, but
I thought it would have been cruel to just cut it in the middle of Grandma
talking. :-) )