The rules are as follows:
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post as they're written
Though I have recently completed another YA sci-fi adventure MS, I chose to take this excerpt from my latest WIP.
Emma, to begin again
As an ER nurse, Emma knows life can change in the blink of an eye. When fate comes knocking on her door, she finds herself far away form the city and back on the mountain ranch where she grew up with the intention to close up and sell so she can move on.
But fate wasn’t done with her yet, and that’s when she finds him, the one Two-Feathers refers to as ‘Star Brother’. Wounded and unconscious, Emma assumes he’s a military test pilot, until he opens his amethyst eyes and stares into the very essence of her being.
Emma didn’t need to turn around to know he was there, watching her. The barely perceptible tingling that flowed along her spine, reaching out to every nerve ending announced his presence. She took a deep breath before she turned to face him, intending to offer him a cup of coffee and a taste of the warm Vanillekipferl cookies. Instead, she turned to find him a scant distance from her.
“Good morning,” he said as he drew her into a tender embrace, surprising her.
She slid her arms around his waist and leaned into him, letting his scent, mixed with cedar and fresh air, surround her. When something sparked inside her she gasped and pulled back. The strange flicker dimmed down to nothing just as fast as it had appeared, leading her to believe she’d only imagined it. Drawing in a shaky breath Emma felt his finger on her chin as he gingerly lifted her head so their eyes could meet. Amethyst eyes stared back, and she was sure he could see into the depths of her soul.