The 777 Challenge: The Crystal Cottage


Thank you to Annika for nominating me to take part in the 777 challenge.

Here’s a link to her lovely blog so do go and check her out:

I’ve been nominated for this challenge a couple of times before so this time I’m going to have to bend the rules a little. I thought I’d share with you the first few opening lines of my WIP Prologue for my Crystal Cottage manuscript. By the way the title of the novel is still to be decided upon so more about that to come……  I started off with the intention of calling it The Crystal Cottage, but now I’m not so sure, I have other more exotic ideas buzzing around in my head!!

Here goes, a snippet of the Prologue:

Few smell the roses, and myrtle, or hear the distant cooing of doves. They cannot see the splendour of what lies below, as they walk on unaware, taking the muddy river pathway or walking by the meadow, they sense nothing, hear nothing, lost in their own footsteps. Others cast a shadow as they stand, longing for a welcome but never finding it. The chosen few hear silent whispers in the breeze,  the trickle of water, and the vibrations of the earth below their feet. The cracks, and loosened stones are like a puzzle, a challenge, which shifts and changes with each passing day. Lingering because they cannot bear to pass by; they long to discover the nature of the hidden secret that awaits them.

I hope you enjoyed! I won’t be tagging individual people again. So I hope that’s okay Annika !

If anyone would like to share in this challenge please do feel free to join in. The more the merrier….

The Rules of the Challenge:

The 777 Challenge involves going to page 7 of your WIP, scrolling down to line 7 and from there share the next 7 sentences in a blog post. After that please tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their WIP.

Bye for now.



Marje @ Kyrosmagica. xx



About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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18 Responses to The 777 Challenge: The Crystal Cottage

  1. Ameena k.g says:

    I love the writing styles which you wrote your prologue, especially the parts about the chosen few. 🙂

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    • Thank you Ameena, it is written in a slightly different style from the novel as it is a different person who is speaking. It’s interesting that you enjoyed the style I have some ideas where to go with this so thank you very much for your comment….

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  2. inesephoto says:

    I love your splendid responses to all the challenges 🙂 Also, thank you for introducing other bloggers. Love the world of blogging! Thank you again, and have a fantastic weekend! 🙂

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  3. Annika Perry says:

    Beautiful haunting prologue. Your joy in writing this really comes across. Great you could take part in the challenge and I’m all for bending the rules.😀 Have a wonderful weekend and may the sun keep shining!

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  4. Hi Marje! Great excerpt! It’s very intriguing and I like your writing style––very descriptive. Well done.

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  5. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    An excerpt from a WIP – The Crystal Cottage by Marje at Kyrosmagica – the completed book will be amazing.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Your cartoons are so cute. I love them too. Lovely passage you wrote above. ❤

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  7. A meditative and inspirational piece of writing. I’ll enjoy my walks all the more for having read it.

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  8. ramonawray says:

    Very atmospheric! I love it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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