Is 777 the new 666?

The rain had eased to a light drizzle. When the girl had sat down and the dog had come and sat by her feet she looked Jerzy up and down. “Any chance of another fag?” He frowned and she mimed smoking. He sat and rolled another.

“Ta. I’m Suzie. You?”

777 Writer’s Challenge. 

The rules are to go to the 7th page of your current WIP, find the 7th sentence, and then paste the following 7 sentences into your blog post. You must then nominate 7 other writers to do the same.

Odd. I did as I was bid (Thanks Ali and Sue) and the above appeared. It happens to be the meeting of my two protagonists. You couldn’t find a more important moment. It feels like it should be 666 not 777, given how spooky that is. Someone ought to receive a grant and undertake a leximetric analysis of all novels to identify if the key moments always conform to a 777 structure.

You see the bit I usually rail against, the nomination piece? Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. This is one of the ‘I don’t’ ones. But, of course, if any of you fancy seeing if this formulation works for you, then feel free to indulge your freakazoid side

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at geofflepard.com and welcome all comments. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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11 Responses to Is 777 the new 666?

  1. Ali Isaac says:

    Only you could do that, Geoffle! A key moment in your book, cool! Thanks for being a good sport and playing along!

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  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Ah… and we both collared you too 🙂 Nice ‘coincidence’ 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Curiosity aroused, I just tried this (without adding to my blog post) and it was complete nonsense. Think you could be on to a winner here, Geoff…

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