777 Challenge

The 777 challenge is one writer challenging another writer to share seven lines of text, seven lines down, on the seventh page of a work-in-progress. I was tagged by my friend Rachel (check out her seven lines — they’re fantastic!) and couldn’t resist jumping in.

I’m posting seven lines from my WiP, Where Poppies Bloom (summary HERE)…

Chloe made me a big sister—she made me me. She’s silly jokes and morning bed-head, peas hidden in linen napkins and Sunday mornings spent watching The Wizard of Oz. She’s races in the pool and petty arguments and endless laughter. Sometimes I want to remember, drown in my memories and never come up for air. And sometimes I want to ignite my memories with a lighter’s flame, so they smolder until nothing’s left but ash and despair.

Guilt is a vulture. Guilt picks me apart, bit by bit. Guilt never, ever flies away.


I’m tagging a few of my favorite writing buddies: Alison, Riley, MandieTracey, and Elodie. Thanks again for the tag, Rachel! ❤


17 responses to “777 Challenge

  1. Can I just say I utterly love the above. The voice is brilliant and the way you engage, the atmosphere, the selection of words, perfectly put together, I don’t care what age category or genre this is, I WANT TO READ THIS! ❤

    • Nik! Thank you so much! Your comment totally made me smile. 🙂 This story is contrmporary YA with a twist, FYI. I *hope* you’ll have a chance to read it one of these days!

  2. I did mention how gorgeous your writing is, right? The lines are not only beautiful, they’re powerful and vivid and when do I get to read this book? 🙂
    I think I’ve also told you before but your writing is a mix of Melina Marchetta and Gayle Forman sprinkled with a lot of Katy 🙂

  3. LOVE THOSE LINES. And you know how I feel about that guilt is a vulture metaphor. Still want to steal it. Thanks for the tag, lovely! I’ll post something next week ❤

    OH. And I agree 100% with Elodie's description of your writing.

  4. Love those lines! You write so beautifully. and LOL at least your lines made a ‘semblence of sense….my poor 777 was so random! 😛

  5. Alison Miller

    Thanks for the tag, lady! And agreed to all of the above comments about your writing. LOVE that last line especially! I still don’t understand why your stories are not on B&N bookshelves. SOMEDAY soon I hope!

  6. These are AMAZING. God you’re a good writer. Seriously, if you ever need another reader.

  7. I knew I wanted to come read soon as I saw what this was about. Like everyone else knows as well, your writing is amazing. I’ve no doubt your books will be on bookshelves someday. And I’ll be buying them! And btw, those pictures rock this post even more. =)

  8. Wow, Katy. What a beautiful passage. HOW IS THIS BOOK NOT IN MY BOOKSTORE YET?? You are such a great writer. That is all.