The Lucky Seven – Lisa Heidke

A couple of days ago the lovely Jenn J McLeod tagged me, daring me to take part in “The Lucky Seven”.

The challenge: Post seven lines from an unpublished work of fiction.

How could I refuse?

It freaks me out having to debut lines from an unpublished piece of writing because I am a complete and utter scaredy cat but here goes.

I have chosen seven lines from my new manuscript Second Shot a story about two sisters on the professional tennis circuit.

The Golden Rules of this challenge:

  • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
  • Go to line 7
  • Post on your blog or Facebook page the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating
  • Tag 7 other authors to do the same

We lost the match in sixty-eight minutes. It was the first time in over three years we’d been thrown out of a competition first round. On top of that, I received a warning for intimidating a linesperson.

I screamed at myself.

Raged at Annie. And yes, I yelled at spectators to the point where I was almost jeered off the court. Momentarily, I wondered what it would be like to have eight thousand people booing me, instead of a vocal handful.’

So that’s me!

Now to Facebook to tag seven writer friends to do the same.

I’m thinking Fleur McDonald, Kylie Ladd, Kirsty Eagar, Paula Roe, Jess Dee, Annarosa Berman and Desney King!

7 thoughts on “The Lucky Seven – Lisa Heidke

  1. Love the lines! And I think you mentioned this book to me a while back. It sounds great. Lionel Shriver also wrote a book about a professional tennis player, Double Fault, I think it’s called.

    And woops, I tagged you for this meme on FB – didn’t realise you’d already done it.


    Ps. Hope you’re well!

    • Thanks, Rebecca! I will check out Lionel Shriver’s book!
      Hope to catch up with you again before the end of the decade!

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