"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #2

I'm participating in a brand new meme, Book Blurb Friday, hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro over at Writing in the Buff. Lisa supplies a photo to be used as the book cover of an imaginary book. Those who participate are to give the book a title and to write a blurb of 150 words or less, in an attempt to entice readers to purchase the book.This is Week Two and I had a lot of fun taking on this challenge!




Unfamiliar Gleams

Alone, frightened, and feeling lost among the shadowy trees, Barb felt perspiration trickle down her back. What made her think a walk in the woods would clear her head? The only result, so far, was her realization that she had no navigational skills. She should stick to what she enjoys and what she's good at….sitting and reading.

As she continued to wander, so did her mind, analyzing her last conversation with her dad. Why had he said those things? What did he hope to prove?

Barb stumbled over a small, rotting log, barely keeping her balance. She began to cry, out of fear and anger and hurt. After steadying herself, she looked ahead and noticed sun rays streaming through the leaves. Running toward the dazzling light, joy and relief spread through her body like ripples in a stream. There in the brightness stood her dad.
(145 words)

20 comments:

  1. Kind of a fun meme. I'll have to try it sometime.

    Good job!

    =)

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  2. . . . but was this the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? Lots of unanswered questions . . .

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  3. Yes, I'll have a copy of that book please! Your words certainly drew me in. I have just joined a creative writing class and have to write 1,500 words on "Beyond the Door". Eeeek!!

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  4. What a fun sounding meme!! I will have to look into it.

    You write beautifully, Becky!! You grabbed my interest.

    Have a great weekend.

    Love,
    Patti

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  5. A definate hook for me...lovely writing!

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  6. This sounds really interesting!

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  7. I wonder...did she really see her dad, the spirit of her dad, or someone who looked like her dad....questions, questions....????????

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  8. I also liked the questions that this blurb left me asking! Very enticing. Makes me want to read to get my questions answered. Good work!

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  9. Ooh, haunting but in a good way! What a fun idea for a meme.
    Have a great weekend!

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  10. Glad you had fun with this! It shows. Your blurb is wonderful and leaves me wanting more. Mysterious.

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  11. Okay, you got me hooked. What a wonderful take this week!

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  12. I agree with the rest of the comments...Lots of questions begging for answers. At first, I thought she was wandering around the woods, disoriented because she had spent too much time working on her memoir (the title???? What IS the title?), and the speed of the words flowing out made her dizzy. Oh, that's NOT the premise of the story? So sorry!

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  13. Hey Becky! Nice job. I want to hear more!

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  14. becky - Perhaps lisa would run a pic of your possible cover to see what thoughts it will evoke from readers. (the one with the tool with the curve at the end)

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  15. Beautifully written and a great hook - I want more!

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  16. Nice work, Becky, a completely different take on the prompt, leaving us wondering what will happen next, which is exactly what a book blurb is supposed to do. Good one.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  17. Ooooh! Nicely done!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  18. Ah Becky, if only we could conjure the image and have the person appear. Nice job.

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  19. How cool is this? What a fun meme. I am resisting the lure of it for the moment in the hopes of actually getting caught up. Will join up with you later on this...looks really fun.

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  20. Hi Becky

    Oh to be able to read the book and answer all those questions!!

    Nicely done

    :Dom

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