Next I must state the rules...
Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
Go to line 7
Post the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating -- on your blog, website, or Facebook profile/page
Tag 7 other authors to do the same (and it's a good idea to let them know you've tagged them; it's less fun otherwise).
Since Bridging The Gaps isn't out yet, and I haven't worked on anything else in many moons, I'm giving you 7 lines from page 7. The scene: 15 year old Melanie is studying with her best friend Rachel when Rachel asks how she feels about her parents getting divorced. Melanie denies that a divorce is in the works and Rachel informs her that the whole town knows the Pritchards are splitting up, and everyone knows her Dad's got a girlfriend. Melanie dismisses the whole thing.
“It’ll pass. It’s just a mid-life crisis.”
Rachel Bryant had been Melanie’s best friend since first grade. There wasn’t anything they didn’t share with each other—until now. Rachel reached her hand out to cover Melanie’s. “It’s okay, Lanie. You can tell me the truth.”
Annoyed, Melanie shook off her hand. “I am. There’s nothing to worry about. He’ll come back.”
Poor kid. She goes through a lot in this book. Anyhow...
I hereby tag, for the Lucky 7 meme:
Patricia Ann Preston