Taking the 777 challenge

My friend T.S. Bazelli shared a tantalizing little excerpt from her current project, and then challenged other writers to do the same. I guess this 777 thing is going around — and hey, it’s better than ebola! So here’s a slice of my WIP:

B is for Barcelona. One of Mom’s closest friends lives there with her daughter, who is only a year or two older than me. They invited me to stay with them for all of June and July. Within a week, Mom had packed my suitcase, Dad bought a couple guidebooks, and both of my older brothers chipped in to help pay for my ticket.

As I make my way through the security line, shoes in hand, I try not to think about how I’ve never left the country before. Or been on a plane. Or even been away from my family for more than a night.

If you’d like to play along, just go to page seven of your latest work, jump seven lines down, and post seven sentences. Whether you post to your own blog and leave a link, or put the whole thing in a comment here, I’d love to read it!

7 responses to “Taking the 777 challenge”

  1. Anthony Lee Collins Avatar

    I did mine: http://u-town.com/collins/?p=5036.

    It was fun. Your makes me think of the movie Vicki Cristina Barcelona, though it seems the characters there were a little older.

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Interesting comparison… I barely remember that movie, but I can see what you’re getting at. :)

      I love the last line of your 777 challenge!

  2. T. S. Bazelli Avatar

    This one sounds autobiographical? I remember you went to Barcelona! Or.. was that research? Thanks for playing along!

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Haha, not autobiographical. But yes, I’ve been to Barcelona a few times — not purposefully for research, but the experience is definitely helpful!

  3. Shari Avatar

    Ooh, fun! I needed an idea for a new blog post, so I’ll definitely play along! :)

    Also, I LOVE your excerpt! I’m looking forward to hearing all about her adventures in Barcelona. What a beautiful backdrop for a story!

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Thanks, Shari! Lol those were my thoughts exactly. (Needing an idea.) I can’t wait to read yours. :)