The 777 Challenge – Say Uncle

Well well well, a tag. Been a while since we’ve seen one of these around here.

The lovely C.B. Cook has tagged me for the 777 challenge!

You take your work in progress, go to the seventh page, down seven lines and then share the next seven paragraphs. Then tag seven other writer/bloggers. Pretty cool, right?

Anyway, since you guys haven’t seen a lot of Say Uncle, I figured I’d go with that. So here we go. 

 

“Dude, I’m pretty sure it’s just . . . you know, nerves after a family death or something . . .”

 

Henry blew out his breath. “No, Micah it’s . . . listen, could you just put Mom on for me? I need to talk to her.”

 

Easier said than done. I tapped my fingers on my knee, sucking on my lip and trying to work out quite how to phrase this. “Mom’s not here right now, actually. Dad said she . . . went over to Aunt Em’s house for . . . dinner?”

 

Stony silence from the other end. Then an actual swear word.

 

My heart beat faster. “I mean . . . it’s just one night, that’s not too bad, is it?”

 

“From the last time I talked to Dad, yes it is. I even heard talk of divorce.” Henry’s voice was hard, but still sounded scared.

 

My fishsticks I’d just eaten suddenly felt like they’d come to life in my stomach. I swallowed hard. So it really was all that bad.

 

….

this is a comedy. Really, I promise.

So. For who I’m tagging:

Kate Flournoy

Jane

Erinkenobi

writeowl

Kinsey

sprinklesquink

and Squid

Have fun with it guys!

~writefury

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