Thursday, October 20, 2011

Book Blurb Friday: green woods with path

Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff, posts a photo to serve as inspiration to writer-bloggers.

We are to imagine the photo is the front cover of a book, and are to write a 150 words (no more) as a "blurb" for the back cover, to convince browsers to become buyers immediately.

This photo of greenery on either side of a curving path, with the sun shining down and lighting up some, but not all of the leaves, was taken by Becky Povich.

By Dave E. Crawkit
Becky knew there were raccoons in these woods. She was certain, and equally certain she needed a raccoon cap, with the tail hanging down the back, in order to become a heroine of the Old Wild West.
She wasn’t very old, only six, but her brother Dawson had told her about the Wild Old West. He said all the heroes wore coonskin caps and carried long muskets.
Becky didn’t know much about the requisite outfit, but she'd been told women in the Wide Wild West wore long dresses, aprons, and sturdy boots.
Therefore, heading for the the path in her search for a raccoon, she wore her long nightgown, her mother’s apron tied around her twice, and her winter boots, on that spring day.
When she disappeared, dressed so distinctively, everyone was sure they'd find her easily.
Why couldn’t they? Can Dawson help them? Why not?

146 words not including title and author
Posted for
Book Blurb Friday
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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my goodness....a thrilling mystery. Gotta love it.

And, sorry I'm so late getting 'round to visiting with you. Another busy week. What a great Themesong. I'd not heard of it...the Song of the Volga Boatmen". Oh, and your photos?-----stupendous.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

My post today is: Friday's Fragments

diane b said...

You always make me want to open the book and read on.

Leslie said...

Oh dear! I was thinking of reading it, but it sounds way too scary for me! Could you add some kind of "spoiler" to let us know she was found safe? ;)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Whoa! I love your description of little Becky's raccoon hunting outfit, but am now very worried. You leave open a world of possibilities in this one, Kay.

Great job.

Kathy M.

kaykuala said...

Nice way to get to create little snippets on things to win over those curious enough to know. Great!


Tammy said...

Why can't Dawson help??!! Oh, the suffering you are causing me by dangling these little tidbits! And the picture you created of the missing little girl just pulls at my bonnet strings. Needless to say, you hooked me for sure!

Sioux said...

The picture of the little girl in the long nightgown and the boots is touching.

What IS going on with Dawson? I need to know!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

You drew me in with the adorable Becky and then twisted it with her disappearance. I haven't read the book yet and I already care about the character. Not an easy thing for a writer to do. Nice job. I'll buy it!

Seasons said...

Hi Kay, well you began with Mr. Dave E. Crawkit as the author. He ought to know a thing or two about the wide-wild-west. Certainly an intriguing book blurb. Some humor, leading to dire suspense, and leaving the reader wishing for good. Interesting!