The 777 Challenge: Morag’s Mischief and Mayhem

Thank you so much to Vashti Quiroz-Vega author of The Basement for nominating me to take part in the 777 challenge.

Author Vashti Quiroz-Vega

What is the 777 Writer’s Challenge?

The author/writer must go to the 7th page of a work-in-progress, go to line 7 on that page and share the following 7 sentences. The writer must also invite 7 other writers to take the same challenge.

It seems simple enough but for a writer, sharing a random piece of work, still in progress, is daunting. However, I accept the challenge and I thank Vashti for thinking of me. <3

Here’s the link to Vashti’s  awesome blog, do check it out she is super friendly and well worth a follow:

I’ve been nominated to do this before so this time I’ll introduce you to  a snippet from my current WIP, a children’s story about a naughty girl called Morag who likes to get into mischief and ruffles the scales of a toy shop dragon. As this is a fantasy the dragon ends up being much more than just a toy dragon! I have entitled the short snippet Morag’s Mischief and Mayhem, hope you like it!

Morag’s Mischief and Mayhem

Morag’s father looked at her in dismay, ‘Oh, that’s awfully naughty, you’ll be in for it!’

Eilidh smirked, “Mother and grandmother will be very angry.”

“Aye and that’s a fact,” said her father eyeing Morag critically.

Morag shrugged and tossed her hair back. The dragon’s eyes watched her angrily, in fact his eyes seemed to glow a deeper red as Morag walked towards the door. Morag could swear that she heard a muffled cry, and the words, ‘I’ll visit you later.’ Her eyes smarted as if the shop had filled with smoke. This time she sensed that she had gone too far. The spirits of her Chinese ancestors were flaming mad!

© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica. All Rights Reserved.

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Thanks for reading my 777 challenge, hope you enjoyed it.

Do comment I’d love to hear from you.


Marje @ Kyrosmagica xx




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  1. Thank you for the nomination! I love yours marjorie and was highly intrigued 🙂 Here is mine:

    When morning came, it all seemed so unreal. When the police knocked at the door, I knew it was very real.

    ‘We’ve found the culprits. Two youths that are very well known to us have confessed. They did a thorough job. It’s a good thing no one was in there. Now, if I could just take a statement from you.’

    It didn’t take long. After all, what had I seen? An imaginary figure at the window? A ghost?

    I barely touched my coffee, watching as the murky film congealed on the top. I looked at the bowl of museli Mum had put in front of me. Raisins. I’ve never liked raisins.

    1. Thank you Esther. Like your snippet particularly the humourous touch at the end about the raisins!If you like (but there is absolutely no pressure to do so) you can also do a link up post and share with your readers? I’m sure they would enjoy reading your 777 challenge. Happy writing! Marje 🙂

  2. Well done. I really like your vivid imagery. This 7-line idea inspires me to look at my work in a different way, as in would any random seven lines stand up to scrutiny as something worthwhile in their own right? It’s a good exercise, I think.

    1. Thank you Hugh, so glad you enjoyed the snippet. Seven lines can be a difficult number to get across the story. Yes, I will have to get on with this story, I’m easily distracted by too many things!

      1. Me too. I started writing my first novel back in Sept 2012. It’s still sat on the hard-drive and isn’t even half way written! Once I discovered blogging, that was it! 🙂

      2. Ah, yes blogging has a lot to answer for! I’ll have to try to peel myself away for a short blogging break to try to finish off the Morag story, which still doesn’t have a title! (I’m only about 12,000 words into this one, and what’s there still needs editing!) It’s going to be difficult! This morning I was so engrossed in answering my blogging comments that I forgot to wake up my daughter (she has a Saturday job,) feeling very guilty. Poor girl left in a hurry with next to no breakfast. I’ve got the bad mother blogging blues!

      3. Oh dear. I’m sure she’ll forgive you Marje. I’ve been in a similar situation, only it meant no dinner one evening because I’d forgotten to go shopping. Of course I blamed the blog (rather then the dog!)

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