Thursday, May 19, 2011

Book Blurb Friday: The Music Room

The orchestra consisted of many strange instruments: two jugs played by young women on high stools, pan pipes played by a young boy in a squashed hat, a bell rung by an old man in a ragged robe, and one French horn awaiting its musician.
Harold had auditioned for the position of solo vocalist, and was shocked to find out he was expected to perform nude, with one hand held behind his back.
Suddenly, a shot rang out—awakening him, showing him the brass statues all around the room, statues in the same attitudes as the musicians in his dream, and one French horn awaiting its master.
Was the dream real? Was the shot real? And what of the statue that looked like Harold himself?
Read The Music Room by I.M. Haroldson, to find out the grisly truth. Coming soon to a bookstore near you.
146 words
Each week we are invited, by Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff, to compose a cover blurb for an imaginary book, in 150 words or less, using the provided photo prompt for inspiration.
To see how the other writers followed the prompt and their muses, please click


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Haha! IM Haroldson...well I guess he'd know the truth! You've assembled quite a motley cast of characters. Love it!

wenn said...


Ms.Daisy said...

We were on the same thought trail for this week's BBF! I went the horror route also...but I didn't start out with that thought...just sort of went there! LOL!


Susan Fobes said...

Okay, I got over the shock of poor Harold having to play nude, and now I am in awe-what will happen next?
(BTW, I didn't even get the I.M. Haroldson until I looked back a second time-LOL!)

Sandra Davies said...

'Grisly' eh? Certainly full of possibilities, and your book promises to reveal most of them

SquirrelQueen said...

"with one hand held behind his back"....interesting. I wonder what part the two dolphins play in this mystery? And who fired the mysterious shot, if it was a shot!

I love this one Kay!

cieldequimper said...

Excellent! Love it!

Dominic de Mattos said...

he he
Having to perform nude! The ultimate nightmare!
Lots of intriguing possibilities here Kay - love it.

Hootin' Anni said...

Can I say yum? Well this synopsis is everything....and the best word I come up with at the moment, is YUM!

Bronze Mirage My 1st attempt at this meme.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Awesome! It sounds like an interesting dream ... and book, to me. Keep on writing it so that we can find out what happens next.

Kathy M.

SJerZGirl said...

Very unique take! I like it.

Visit my blurb via 'linky' under Wendy.

jabblog said...

Some orchestra! I hope it all turns out to be a horrible dream - but a book-length one so that we can enjoy it;-)

Dorothy Evans said...

Two twists in less than 150 words - skill! Brilliant tease.

Lynn said...

I'm always amazed at everyone's creativity! Nice.

Tammy said...

I was hooked somewhere between the nudity and the French horns. And "grisly truth??" Irresistible!