Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro, of Writing in the Buff, posts a photo prompt (this one, above, by Kathy Matthews) and invites writer-bloggers to imagine a book with this as the cover. Then, in 150 words or less, we are to write a blurb for the book jacket, one which will convince shoppers to become buyers.
Following is my submission, in 150 words, to
Book Blurb Friday
To see how others responded to the prompt, please click HERE!
The moonless night had been long, and filled with too many people. The clouds had been dark, and it seemed the sun would never rise again. When it finally came up, Katerina saw too many faces in the clouds.
Would she never get away from this place, with too many trees, too many fences, and with all these people?
She had come to the retreat to “get away from it all.” However, “it all” seemed to have come with her. There was no peace here, no quiet, no calm, only a babel of human tongues and the shrill of human ideas, bouncing off the clouds and back to earth.
Following his study of the 20th century’s mania for running away, Curt Markham looks at the actions, the causes, the results, the pathology of escapism. See how Katerina manages to get away from getting away, and learns to live with herself.