Thursday, December 22, 2011

Book Blurb Friday: colorful storefronts

Photo by Kathy Matthews

Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro, on her blog Writing in the Buff, posts a photo and asks writer-bloggers to think of it as a book cover. Once we have imagined a book with the photo on its front cover, we then write a "blurb" of 150 words or less, to convince browsers to become buyers.
Here is my submission of 150 words, not including the title or the author's name.

Like the Perp
by James R. Brawlin

“There were witnesses, I saw them!” the young policeman tried to explain to his sergeant. “They were sitting at the table on the right.”
“Well, they’re not there now, and there’s no evidence of them ever having been there,” his superior said. “How did that happen?”
“I don’t know, sir. Seriously, sir. Really, sir, I did, I saw them as I was chasing the perp.”
“The suspect.”
“Er, yes, the suspect, sir, the person who came out of this building that’s under construction, came out and ran away, so I chased him...”
“And couldn’t catch up with him,” the sergeant frowned.
“That’s right sir.”
“Probably a decoy,” muttered the sergeant.
But the young patrolman didn’t hear him. He was looking at someone on the other side of the street, someone who looked...who looked like...who looked like one of the witnesses, and also like the perp, er, the suspect.
150 words

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Book Blurb Friday


Linnea said...

Merry Christmas!

Regards, Linnea, my mother and Ola the guinea pig

kaykuala said...

You built up the suspense nicely. Why the witness,why also a suspect? Many unanswered questions. That will prompt me to buy, yes!


Grandma's Goulash said...

This promises to be both intriguing and humorous. Consider my order placed.

Have a wonderful holiday, Kay.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Great piece of work there Kay. Love it. Of course, I know you always outshine us bloggers...and you're very deserving of the accolades. Well done.

Also, love your sky watch photos...outstanding.

And your "Have a yummy Christmas Themesong" is just superb!!!

Happy Christmas and Merry New Year.

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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

This sounds fun and action packed! I would love to find out more. Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas, Kay.

Kathy M.