I’ve been tagged by Amazing Astraea Press Author Leah Sanders! I’ve been challenged too!
1. Go to page 77 of my manuscript
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy the next 7 lines/paragraphs
4. Tag 7 other authors to do the same
The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer
She got down on her knees, and backed up to the window once more. Sliding her feet through the opening, Sarah arched her back, and then hung down into the inky darkness. Fear squeezed her throat, making it hard for her to swallow. Dangling, Sarah tried to work up the courage to let go. The pressure of her body weight made the rough window ledge dig into her hands, the pain intensified the longer she hung there. Taking a deep breath, Sarah let go.
Landing with a soft thud, light clouds of dust surrounded her, making her cough. Her eyes watered as she felt the darkness closing in on her. She drew a ragged breath and cleared her throat.
“Hey, are you okay down there?” Jackie asked, peering down into the basement.
“Yeah…I’m all right, I guess. I just don’t like closed in places,” Sarah croaked, then cleared her throat again.
She scuffed her shoe in the dirt making up the basement floor. Immediately, another cloud of dust rose around her feet.
Waiting for the dust to settle, Sarah peered around the basement and noticed the low ceiling and all the cobwebs. No one has been down here in years. She wrinkled her nose and took a few steps toward the basement stairs. Under them she spied some large boxes. Sarah walked closer studying them. These would make great stairs. After several attempts and coughing fits she moved some of the boxes and created a box staircase under the window. The dust swirled in the air disturbed by Sarah’s activity.
“Okay, guys, come on down! You’re the next contestant on the Price is Right.” Sarah laughed. It sounded unnatural to her, high and tinny. She knew she sounded anxious, but she couldn’t help it—she was.
Jackie giggled as she wiggled through the window. “Tell me what I’ve won, Bob.”
“A nice long stay at Leavenworth Prison compliments of Officer Klonsky!”
“And that’s not all!” Jackie announced. “You get to make a fashion statement in that hot new color penitentiary orange. It’s all the rave these days.”
The girls burst into laughter. Laughing felt good to Sarah, releasing some of the tension in her body.
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The Seven Authors that I’m tagging are:
1. Bri Clark
2. Ruth Hartman
3. Rebekah Purdy
4. Joselyn Vaughn
5. Patty Seino-Gordon
6. Sharon Ledwith
7. Nell Dixon