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Lucky Seven!

A friend and fellow writer, Danita Cahill has tagged me in the Lucky Seven.

The challenge: Post seven lines from an unpublished work of fiction.

The Golden Rules:

Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
Go to line 7
Post on your blog or Facebook page the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating
Tag 7 other authors to do the same.

Here’s the lines from my Urban Fantasy WIP

Tonight her mom drove into the darkness, down to the local tavern. “Stay here Jess.” She said, getting out, going inside. A few moments later, the van’s back doors opened. Her father hung limp, carried between two men. They heaved him up onto the mattress, before slamming the doors closed again. Her mom got in the front and started the engine to drive back home.

Here are my nominee’s:

M. Pax

Marie Harte

Rich at BrainSnorts

Karen Duvall

Madison Woods


Craig Towsley

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Wow! This past week has been crazy. For the first time I couldn’t do Friday Fictioneers. 😦

And then there’s all those wonderful people out there nominating me for awards…a huge very tardy thank you to all. Here’s all my late acknowledgements.

Thank you Stacey over at Plowright for The Commentator Award

I know reading comments others, like yourself, leave on my blog is what makes my day. I’m glad to return the favor. And Stacey my dear, you deserve every positive comment I send your way.

Thank you Jeff Whelan for the Lovely Blog Award

Thanks Jeff! One can never have too many awards, and every gal wants to hear the word ‘lovely’ applied to something they do. Thanks for thinking my blog is lovely.

Kate Policani for the Sunshine Award

Any award comparing my blog to sunshine is greatly appreciated. Sometimes I don’t feel very sunny and my writing swings towards the dark naturally, so for me to be nominated for this award is truly something. Thank you Kate!


Okay, so here are some things about me:

  1. My name is not Tes. It’s something much older and stranger.
  2. I love trying new things. Change is exciting, embrace it.
  3. I have two Weimaraners
  4. Sometimes I get in my car and have this urge to just drive, head off in a random direction and never come back. No my life doesn’t suck that bad, but wow…the freedom. Until of course you couldn’t pay for gas, food, hotel… Yeah, that’s why I don’t do it.
  5. I am a nerd. I love RPG’s. Yes I am a woman over the age of thirty…

Okay, considering that my life right now is one big time suck and I really, really do need to actually write to make money, I’m going to nominate just one blog for each award.

The Others1 for The Commentator Award. No one is more consistent on leaving comments on my blog! I love to see those flip-flops in my comments section. Thanks.

Mike over at MyShorts for the Lovely Blog award. His shorts may be…well, um…short, but man are they good!

Melania over at NWFantasyWriter gets the Sunshine Award, because a more sunny person I’ve never met.

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When it rains it pours, in a good way. I’ve received a second award, the Versatile Blogger, kindly bestowed on my by Jeff Whelan. Go check out his site.

This is a pass it on type of award, so the five blogs I’m awarding are in no particular order:

  1. M. Pax 
  2. Marie Harte
  3. Karen Duvall
  4. Madison Woods
  5. Paty Jager

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Who doesn’t like to get an award? Especially one with easy requirements like this…

Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog.

  1. Thank you, jmmcdowell!

Tell the world 7 things about yourself that you have not shared, yet.

  1. I’m a dyslexic writer. Is it a p? A q? Who the hell knows?
  2. If given the choice of taking a half hour flight or a three-hour drive, I’d choose the drive. No, I’m not afraid of flying, just enjoy driving. It’s all about the journey after all.
  3. As a child I owned a pet rat.
  4. I’ve taken wilderness survival classes. Bugs and bark? They’re not just for dinner.
  5. I have a deathly fear of heights…
  6. …but I”m also a roller coaster junkie. Go figure.
  7. I keep my nails painted not because it’s fashionable, but because otherwise I’d have no nails. I’m a thinking chewer, polish does not taste good.

3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers and let them know.

  1. Brainsnorts inc ><
  2. miracahills
  3. Ironwoodwind
  4. Michaelsfishbowl
  5. Garybaileywriting
  6. thebradeleychronicles
  7. notforallmarkes

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Okay, I’ve been pretty busy lately and need to apologize. Two of my favorite bloggers have nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award, Dennis Langley and M. J. Wright and it’s taken me some time to thank them and pass it on.

Thanks to both of you. It’s always great to know that someone is reading your stuff and doesn’t think it’s total drivel.

So now, according to the rules of the award, I’m to tell you some previously unknown info about myself.

  1. I’ve sold cars. Yes, I know, some were even used cars. The worst part about it? I had fun.
  2. I don’t really like chocolate, gasp.
  3. My favorite ice cream flavor is Black Licorice. I really hate what it does to your mouth though. Black tongue? Not appealing.
  4. I’m addicted to BBC America. If I didn’t live in the US, I’d probably just be addicted to BBC.
  5. If given the choice between a quick flight and a long drive, I’d choose the drive. I love road trips.
  6. I’m a political junky. I love debates, watching them not having them, usually. But don’t worry, they are a secret passion, not to be aired on this blog. Can I hear an Amen?
  7. I’m addicted to caffeine. I know, probably not much of a surprise.

The best part of this award? I get to pass it on. Here they are in no particular order.

  1. The Color Lime 
  2. Bridges Are For Burning
  3. The Others1
  4. Judee
  5. IronWoodWind
  6. Madison Woods
  7. M.Pax
  8. Jonesin’ After 40
  9. The Short and Long of it
  10. J.M.Harrison

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