Thanks Erin Funk for tagging me!
The rules are simple: Post the 7th line on the 7th page of your WIP, followed by the next 7 lines. Then, tag 7 other writers to take part in the challenge, too.
I planned to post from one of my WIPs, but without a lot of context, the lines didn’t make sense, so here’s (roughly) seven lines from a short story I wrote forever ago, titled “Patchwork.”
The Memorial steps are jammed with kids on field trips so I eat my lunch as I walk. When several pigeons swoop down, I toss them the remains of my bread. A few blocks down, I peer in the window of an art gallery.
Today he’s with a customer, his hand resting lightly on the woman’s back as he guides her from one sculpture to the next. She laughs and he smiles, but not the same smile he’d had with my mother. I can tell it’s forced and his gaze travels distractedly past the woman’s face and to the street. For a split second, our eyes meet and my lunch rises into my throat. I turn away and hurry down the street.
I’m not sure who has already been tagged, so I’m tagging everyone to join the challenge 🙂