Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Lucky 7 Meme

Poppy Dennison tagged me in a meme. Here are the rules:
1. Go to page 77 (or 7th) of your current ms
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines-sentences or paragraphs- and post them as they're written. No cheating.
4. Tag 7 other authors. No cheating.

Now, what to choose? Bennie's Wish or Monkey Wrench? Hmmm. Let me go check them both. Hang on....

Let's go with Bennie's Wish this time. Bennie forgot it was No Pants Day when he got dressed this morning, and now he's going to have to do some quick thinking to keep from having to let it all hang out.


“Lot on my mind lately. Look, I’ll go back to the hotel and change, and I’ll go pantsless for the rest of the day. Okay?”
“Nope.” Harley smiled and shook his head as he stepped out of his cargo shorts. “You can’t get in for breakfast with pants on. One of the club rules.”
“Who makes up these rules? And why do I care?” He was trying to stay in the spirit of the day, but being forced to walk around half naked—exposing himself in the process—was not his idea of fun.
“You’re naked on sets all the time. Why so nervous here?”
“Because it’s mostly naked, not the full Monty. Besides, I’m getting paid to be gorgeous and naked on set, and everyone’s a professional there. I’m narcissistic, not an exhibitionist.”
“Look, we’re just meeting some of my friends here, and we’ll be out quick.”
“You know they’re not going to let me in and be around food with nothing on.” Bennie had only waited tables for a month before getting his break, but it was long enough to know that, and he wasn’t above using it to get out of this torture.


Well? Does he manage to get out of it, or does something convince him to grin and bare it? Find out Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you. But not your pants. 

For years, Ally Theodisius has suspected his “friends” have been humoring him to stay in his good graces—and his wallet—so when a No Pants Day breakfast ends in his humiliation, he finally takes a stand.

When model Bennie Arnold runs into Ally, his first impression is of a cute, adorably dimpled writer in dire need of a real friend. Bennie would be happy to fill the role. There’s just one little problem: he’s going commando, and it happens to be No Pants Day. If he has any hope of getting his wish, Bennie will have to use his best assets to convince Ally he’s the real deal.

Bennie's Wish, May 4, 2012, from Dreamspinner Press.


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