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 they’re written.
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:
Grandma lowered 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. :-) )