I was tagged in a variation of The Lucky7 and 777 Memes by Heidi Ruby Miller. She’s awesome. Check out her response to the meme for Red Plague. Yes, we have a whole ‘Red’ theme happening today.

1. Go to the 7th line of the 7th page of your work in progress.
2. Post the next full 7 lines.
3. Then tag 7 friends.

Here is my 777 for Red Gear 9, the sequel to Odd Men Out:


Hayden Reeves waited for the other three men to make their way out of the hatch before he started climbing the ladder. He could feel the waft of cool air already coming down to him. When he finally was able to get his head clear of the opening, he had to shield his eyes, even to the dim light of the full moon. The taste of the salt air on his lips wasn’t uncommon, but for the first time in weeks he breathed in the unmistakable scent of land. It was freedom, it was wide open space. Trees, plants, the smell of sand. Compared to the horrible stench of men’s bodies and waste that had become the daily routine within the submersible, land almost brought a tear to his eye.