Saturday, June 9, 2012

Third time's a charm - Lucky 7 meme

I want to give a big thank you to the wonderful and nerdy
 L.G. Keltner for this award.
I've done it a couple times before, but hey, it's a lot of fun.
Plus, she had a different badge to go with it!

Here are the rules:
1. Go to page 77 of your current manuscript
2. Go down to line 7.
3. Copy down the next 7 lines.
4. Tag 7 others. (I'm not going to tag anyone. Take it if you want it!)

This excerpt is from an older manuscript entitled LEX. It's ten years old this year. If I don't have a title, I always named my story after the protagonist. It's a dystopian romance. Lex is unlike any other heroine I've ever written. She's not hard, bitter, witty, magical, nor is she a fighter. She's very naive and thinks in strange ways. Her strength is in that innocence, because with it comes unwavering hope.

Here's the excerpt:
"All of us here outside the city live without the dust. We're able to make our own happiness without using the drug to induce it. A lot of people think Faery Dust is very bad. That's why in the Hearth yesterday the others were so insulted you asked for it. You didn't know you were asking for a bad thing, but they were offended nonetheless." Aelwyd spoke softly.

"I didn't mean to say something bad. I only want to make people happy."


  1. This is an intriguing extract, it sounds like something I would enjoy reading. Lex is one of my favourite names and she sounds like a really unique character. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I agree with Anstice: very intriguing!

  3. "er strength is in that innocence, because with it comes unwavering hope." Oooooh, I really like that! I also love your writing style, so good! :)


  4. I dig that idea of fairy dust being a drug! Groovy!
    Some Dark Romantic

  5. Thank you! You all make me want to dust off my old stories and fix them up to try them out in the big world.

  6. Lex seems like a very likeable character..maybe because she has a a lot of her creator's traits? It is pleasant and relaxing reading you Christine...which is a huge deal for a my opinion.

  7. I'd like to know more of Lex. Very interesting excerpt.

  8. I like the excerpt. You should resurrect this story, polish it, and submit it.

  9. Very cool excerpt... Hope you bring Lex back out:)

  10. Very interesting piece.

    Oh, and I'm so taking that badge.
    *yoink* ^_^

  11. Oh boy! One sentence and I already want to read it! Fairy dust...hmmm...