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Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Blurb Friday: Follow the Light



FOLLOW THE LIGHT
by Claude Grey
    Three weeks after a mistake in her cancer surgery, Elena is still in a coma. While her husband and family run around suing the hospital, the surgeon, the nurses and the anaesthetist, Elena cannot communicate with them. They can’t know her wishes about resuscitation, life-support and extraordinary measures, but assume she’ll want them used because she’s only forty-five.
    Although she can’t hear them argue, Elena doesn’t particularly want to return to angry, litigious relatives.
    She can hear soft music, and a sweet voice singing, “Follow the light, my darling, follow the light.” She can also see... she can see a grove of green and golden trees, lit from without and from within by an ethereal light.
    Author Claude Grey goes into the light along with Elena, and discloses what she found there in distinctive, daring prose. A compelling read, an astonishing conclusion.


150 words including title and byline
In this new writing meme, Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff  challenges us to look at the photo she provides, and use the inspiration from it to compose a "blurb" for the back cover of a "book" illustrated by the photo. Limit: 150 words or less.

Posted for Book Blurb Friday #2
To see other "blurbs" inspired by Christina Claro's photo, please click


20 comments:

jabblog said...

This is good, Kay, very compelling. I'm glad you've joined in:-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Light is THE word for this image!
God bless you!
Cezar

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Oooh,so good! Spiritual and mysterious with a great come-on at the end. Love it!

(No worries about your Mister Linky troubles...I can fix it!)

Susan Fobes said...

What an interesting take this week! In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed reading yours and all who played. (Almost like reading extremely short novels-LOL!)

sylviamorice said...

Hey there--just came across this new MM by following the comments on StonyRiver....love your Book Blurb and would definitely read the story if you ever decide to write it!
Maybe one Friday I'll give this a try too...

KaHolly said...

Well done!

Leslie said...

I thought it was a real book! Was getting all ready to read it!

Lynette Killam said...

That's a compelling blurb, Kay! I would certainly want to read more if this was an actual book. This meme is a perfect fit for you, isn't it?!

I must say I'm tempted to play along , too. Seems that almost every week I visit you, I find another new meme luring me in...LOL!

Lynette
Imagination Lane

aka Penelope said...

You’ve written a tantalizing piece about a story that ought to be written by someone. This has all the basics of a good novel and is quite plausible. Many people have said when they see the light they don’t want to come back to earth. :)

Bookie said...

Little different blurb here...I think there would be a market for this one too since so many discuss and search for what is on the other side of things.....

Lynn said...

Nice job. I've been saying this to all the bloggers participating in BBF that everyone needs to be writing the book to their blurbs!

Ellie said...

Wow. That was an amazing blurb. It would definitely get me taking it off the bookshelf!

Kay said...

Oh wow! I'm ready to follow that light to see what happens next.

cieldequimper said...

Now I just looooove that photo. And you should write a book! :-)

Sioux said...

Your last paragraph is a perfect finale for your blurb. You took this in a completely unexpected direction. Well done!

K9friend said...

Sounds like a story with lots of angles! Great job!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Reader Wil said...

That's a great idea, Kay to join in this meme! The story looks very interesting and one wonders how it goes on.

Tammy said...

Wow--that DOES sound like a compelling read! I am dying (ar ar, get it?) to find out what is in that light! Nice work.

Linda O'Connell said...

Well you have certainly piqued my interest and if this were a real book, I'd have to read the last page first!

Dominic de Mattos said...

Wow Kay

This is a great take. Definitely one of the best this week.

Well done

:Dom