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7 lines from page 7

It’s not every day you get a sneak peek of an author’s work before it’s ready. We’re far too self conscious for that. But thanks to the “Sneak Peek” blog tour, that’s exactly what you get to do! What a thrill to peer into the work of fellow writers and see what they’re up to.

I’ve been tagged by Kathryn Apel, author of the gorgeous Bully on the Bus, recently released by UQP. Now I must share 7 lines from page 7 or 77 of a current WiP, and then tag 3 other writers to continue the game.

So, here we go. 7 lines from page 7 of a story that is very close to my heart, and was the one I was lucky enough to receive a May Gibbs Trust Fellowship for. That means I get to work on it for one whole month in Adelaide next year. Yippee!

Mum only half listens when Nic tells her she’s organised a sleepover. She looks tired as she feeds me and I try to swallow without choking. There’s enough tension in the house today without choking.

‘Grace can go to Nan’s, right?’ asks Nic.

Mum starts to say something but then my arm shoots out and grabs my apple juice popper. I watch, as in slow motion, it tips and spills across Nic’s toast and vegemite. I try not to laugh – it’s made an apple and toast smoothie.

Okay, that’s enough sneak peeking from me for now. Now its someone else’s turn. I tag: Caylie Jeffries, Michelle Worthington, and Sheryl Gwyther!

Happy peeking!