The 777 Challenge

I've been tagged for this challenge by a couple of different people. The challenge rules are:

The 777 challenge requires you go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to Line 7 and share the next 7 sentences in a blog post. Once you have done this, you can tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their work-in-progress.

I clipped the rules from John W. Howell's blog. He's one who nominated me, and the other one is Mae Clair. Thank you John and Mae.

This challenge is a get what you get kind of thing. The section could land within a transition or the middle of dialog. This is from my work in progress called The Playground. My victim character, Chloe, is speaking with her creepy doll, Sandra, about visiting chat rooms and social networks.

“You can accept the request from earlier today,” Sandra said.

“Who was it?”

“Belinda is a girl who attends Jimmy Carter Elementary. Her doll's name is Trilly. Her favorite thing is the Playground Network.”

“That's over near the mall. Yes, I want to make friends with Belinda and Trilly.”

“Trilly is online right now. Belinda wants to talk to you.”

There you have it. With seven random lines you don't get the context, so I'm going to fill you in. The Playground Network is a social network for children. It's been placed in dolls, plush toys, and things to appeal to kids. The network is pure evil, and a madman is trying to raise his own army within our homes.

According to the rules, I can tag seven other writers to run with the 777 challenge. It doesn't say I must tag seven other writers. This thing orbited the planet pretty fast. Most of my friends have already been tagged by now.

It's kind of a cop out not to tag others, but I'm up against the wall here. Unless one of my writer friends has multiple works in progress, they can't play round two. My short stories didn't fit within the parameters either. Feel free to take the challenge and run with it.



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17 responses to “The 777 Challenge

  1. Aw, man, they already tagged you. I was going to tag you. Great bit, BTW! Excuse me while I hunt down another victim–er, available writer. Oh, and Happy Father’s Day a day early!

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  2. In or out of context that sounds creepy. There’s a reason I don’t trust dolls that can talk.

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  3. Sounds intriguing! And definitely creepy!

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  4. Phew. I thought I’d be tagged again. I love the creepy stuff, you know that. I’ll let you in a little secret…when I was little I had this china-faced doll who scared the living daylights out of me. My mother had her on a shelf above my bed, and that damn thing kept me awake more nights than I care to remember. I bet I’m not alone, either, which is why The Playground is a such a cool idea.

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  5. Dolls have a strong creepy factor, much like clowns. I think I’m going to like The Playground, judging by that snippet and what you shared above. Glad you got a chance to play! 🙂

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  6. Great intrigue. I am just so amazed at your brain. Tell us sometime, what sort of child were you? Seriously. I’d like to encourage your creativity in my grandchildren. Or did the creativity come later?

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    • I always was like this. I was having conversations with adults at three years old. I remember discussing the correct names of dinosaurs with the old town barber when I was just little. I learned them from my dad’s college geology books. Talk to the grandchildren like adults and don’t sell them short. They will surprise you.

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  7. I love this challenge! (You can always tag me in these; I’m happy to play.) This one is so creative, and of course, you already know how much I adore The Playground. 🙂

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