Thrice the Lucky 7: Lines From The 7th Page

Some time in April, while I was completely out of the loop, I was tagged by not one, but two lovely authors to take part in the Lucky 7 meme. (Yeah, I know, I’m slow.) And then this week, I got tapped again. (OMG, you like me! You really like me!) Luckily I have a book, a WIP, and a short from which to post and figured I’ll do them a few days apart. (Go me!)

I have K.E. SaxonTonya Cannariato, and Carrie Crane (Wildcat’s Wife) to thank for thinking of me. You ladies are wonderful.

So here are the simple rules:

  1. Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
  2. Go to line 7
  3. Copy down the next seven lines/sentences exactly as they are
  4. Tag 7 other authors

So here are 7 from page 77 of Girl Under Glass. This sci-fi novel is scheduled to release in July.


“Why didn’t Michael send Adam sooner?”

Because he’s an evil, misogynistic bastard who deserves to have his testicles diced. “I don’t know, Pearl, I really don’t know.”

“Didn’t he love her?”

We passed through Suffer’s gate and I shivered; I’d forgotten my wrap in Mary’s room. “No, I don’t think he did.”

“But they were married.”


The evil misogynistic bastard is Michael who’s wife just died (unnecessarily) in childbirth. Adam is his fourteen-year-old son.


The authors I’m tagging are people I’ve seen slogging through the writing trenches for quite some time:

Melanie R. Golden

Tonya Burrows

Pippa Jay

Steven Montano

Wendy S. Russo

LK Gardner-Griffie

Karyn Good

  • Michael makes me shiver! This is good.

    • Monica Enderle Pierce

      Michael is one of many mofo’s in Rachel’s life.

  • I came for six sentence Sunday and Lucky Seven intrigued me. I don’t know which one I like better. 🙂

    • Monica Enderle Pierce

      Aw, thanks, that’s so cool.

      Girl Under Glass is starker in its descriptions and dialogue, since it’s dystopian; First Comes Famine is lusher and more elaborate in those elements as it’s set primarily in the Edwardian era. Both feature strong male and female characters.

  • What a great 7 lines! Michael sounds like a completely wretched and horrible person! Which makes me think I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for thinking of me. Just back from a weekend away and will get the lines up this week 😀

    • Monica Enderle Pierce

      Thank you and you’re quite welcome!
      Michael, yeah, he’s a piece of work. And he’s not even close to the biggest bastard in the book. 😉