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“Cold Spot” 777 Challenge

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 13, 2015

losersweepers650I was tagged by Nicole Payne for the “777 Challenge.” The challenge is to share 7 lines from page 7 of one of your manuscripts and tag 7 other blogging authors to do the same.

Okay, I’m game. Although next time, I should probably make sure that I have more action-packed scenes on page seven. Bear in mind, this is still in the editing stages right now, although we’re getting close to the end of that process. Fun!

(Shameless plug inbound: You can check out two of my previous short stories in Terra Mechanica: A Steampunk Anthology and in Mechanized Masterpieces 2: An American Anthology.)

This is from my story “Cold Spot” in the soon-to-be-announced Xchyler paranormal anthology. The two main characters, Mike and Nate, are trying to figure out how a laptop computer could have been stolen from inside a locked office with two people in the room. Nate proposes a disturbing possibility:

“I used to read these short mysteries when I was a kid, the ones where you had to look on another page to see if your solution was correct. I remember one about how this guy was stabbed through the heart, but the police had to bust the door open because all the doors and windows were locked from the inside. So how did the killer get away?”
“Um, the guy committed suicide?”
“Nope. The trick was that he hadn’t gotten away. The killer was still hiding inside the house.”
“Hold on. There’s no way a thief would still be in the office.”

So now the seven people to tag. I’m gonna go with Melissa McShane, Jana S Brown​, Craig Nybo, Sarah Seeley​, John M Olsen​, J R Potter, and J. Aurel Guay​.

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  • John M Olsen said,

    Augh. My list of authors who blog is probably a strict subset of your list. That makes it particularly difficult to find new victims now that you’ve tagged so many of the ones I know. 🙂

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    LOL – yeah, between Danielle and Nicole, they tagged all of the anthology authors and then some, so I couldn’t take the easy road.