via 7-7-7 Challenge.
So, I’ve just found this rather fun exercise in literary appetite-building, courtesy of Hannah Givens over at ‘Things Matter’
Here goes my seventh page, seventh line, seven sentences of Neverland: The Fall of Peter Pan:
Wish you and Uncle Basil were here, you must come and live with me in America!
Your Sam Hawkins
The picture, slightly blurry and unfocussed, showed Sam and her father standing against a slip rail fence. The huge smile on Sam’s face helped to buoy Wendy’s spirits, and she smiled a little in spite of herself.
When Sam’s letter had arrived in the post a week before Wendy’s birthday, she had wanted to reply immediately, but Mrs. Darling, aware of the wider scandal surrounding Professor Hawkins’ separation from his wife, and his subsequent disappearance from both the university staff and polite society, forbade her doing so in no uncertain terms.
Which, of course, Wendy had ignored, stealing the envelope, paper and stamps from Mr. Darling’s study. She had poured out her heart in the letter, finishing the missive with a stern warning not to reply.
I should be publishing it soon, with a preview of the first few chapters online here at the Roving Book Review.