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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Book Blurb Friday, from a beer can photo




NAME THREE

Joe sighed when he saw the beer can. He often told his employers he needed a separate bag for recyclables, but they claimed his job required him only to rake leaves and carry away branches.

However, he had brought a bag from home, just in case, so he picked up the can and tossed it in. To his surprise, a genie jumped out of his green garbage bag and offered him, not three wishes, but journeys to three galaxies of his choice. In his excitement, Joe immediately named three, forgetting to make the Milky Way his third choice.

Although he was thus never able to return to Earth, Joe never regretted his three choices.

In Name Three, author Bode Mayall takes Joe where no human has gone before, and keeps readers glued to their books every light-year of the way.
(141 words, not including title)
Posted for Book Blurb Friday

The goal of this meme is to: 
Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book. 
Every Thursday Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff will post a photo that we'll pretend is the cover of a book, along with her own blurb. We are invited to post the photo on our sites along with our own 150 words-or-less blurbs, then leave our links on her blog, for entry in Book Blurb Friday.
To see how the photo inspired other writer-bloggers, please click HERE!

19 comments:

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

This is so cool! You surprised me with the genie, but I like the instant reward for "doing good." Very fun blurb, and entertaining premise. I'd like to read it!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice job, I was surprised with the genie too.

Carola said...

What a cool shot, great angle.

Tony Benson said...

I love the original take on the genie idea and the fact he's left out there. Now we need to follow his adventures...

SquirrelQueen said...

You've got to be careful with your wording when you're dealing with genies. Who knew a beer can could lead to galactic adventure? Love it!

Jo said...

OMW Kay, I am open-mouthed in awe at your genius! How do you do it? I loved it and would read this book! Bless you dear heart, (((hugs))) Jo and a special cuddle for Lindy. xxx

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a wonderful, imaginative and flirting with adventure an opening this is....I'll be there with Joe on his triple trek!!

Here is my Blurb

Have a great weekend.

Seasons said...

Just about the picture: "Life through the eye of a beer can on the street". Compliments to the photographer.

Bookie said...

This is a dandy take on the picture! Oh, but to never go home again? Sounds like a tale full of travel and happenings!

jabblog said...

Oh, what fun! I hope Joe enjoys his life. There's such scope for imagination in this tale.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kay,

This is great! I'm sure glad that I wasn't the one who found the genie ... I wouldn't even know my choices, lol.

I'd love to read more of your book and find out all about his adventures though.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathy M.

Grandma's Goulash said...

What a fun mix of sci-fi and fairy tale. Who could guess that recycling would be the portal to adventure. I'd love to know more.

Sandra Davies said...

Not to go home again ... oh dear ... :(
Hope he DID find happiness though.

Lynette Killam said...

Ha...good one, Kay! I thought I was strange writing about aliens last week...good to know I have company...LOL. I loved this imaginative take on the prompt, and I might even drink beer if I thought there was the chance a genie would leap out...:)

I'm playing today for the first time!

Leslie said...

i always want to read your books :)

SJerZGirl said...

Definitely a surprise premise - I'd have never thought SciFi seeing the Heineken can!

Tammy said...

Oh how I loved this! Just when I thought I couldn't be more delighted with that genie-in-a-beer-can, I read the part about forgetting the Milky Way!!!

Susan Fobes said...

You went sci-fi-yea! I love the genie idea too-what an interesting take on the picture this week!

Francisca said...

Your imagination is wild, Kay. Fantastic! A talent I am so short of.