The 7 and 77 meme

This is a meme going around. I was originally tagged by Rob Diaz, and re-tagged by Icy Sedgwick.

The "rules" are: Go to page 7 or 77 of your latest work. Read down to the seventh line and then post online the next seven lines or sentences. Then head off and tag seven more writers.

These are seven sentences (more or less) on page 77 of my WIP "Goodbye Grammarian". It's a scene in which Alex Graham (the Grammarian) is reviewing the data on a mysterious new superhero. He's discussing it with Mrs. White, the A.I. that is his administrative assistant:

"Mrs. White, why did you call her an attractive woman? I haven't used that term in any of my descriptions."

"Not in so many words, sir, but your tone is unmistakable."

"Hmm. It seems that I'm more transparent in conversation than I realized."

"Only with me, sir."

"Why should I bother to get a girlfriend when I have you, Mrs. White? Your company is always so agreeable."

"That's not surprising, sir. Since you programmed me, conversation with me is comparable to talking to yourself."

He let that hang for a moment, then said, "That's rather pathetic, isn't it?"

"Yes, sir."

With a sigh, he set down his coffee cup and stood. "Well, I'm going out to dinner with
Dr. Hunter this evening, so you needn't worry about me."

"I only worry about you when you're bleeding, sir."

Now for the Great Tagging: Annie Evett, Absolutely-Kate Pilarcik, Adam Byatt, Jim Bronyaur, Susan May James, Tom Gillespie and Author Simon C. Larter


  1. That's pretty funny! Nice fit for the meme, too.

  2. Icy: Soon, soon!

    Larry: Thanks! There are some funny bits in this book, laced between the action scenes.

  3. Wish I'd gotten in line sooner to beta. I can't wait to read it.


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