Friday, December 16, 2011

Book Blurb Friday: the Dow dropping

Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro posts a photo (this week by her daughter Christina Claro) and asks writer-bloggers to think of the photo as the cover of a book. Then, she says, we are to write 150 words or less for the "blurb" on the back of said book, phrased in such a way as to make browsers become buyers. Then we are to link our submissions to Lisa's blog Writing in the Buff, for
Book Blurb Friday
This week, the book I imagined is called "Investing or Gambling?" and I have chosen to feature one of my favorite writers: an old-time newspaperman whose columns were published as books and made into movies, many of which are still popular to this day. Below is my 150-word book blurb, starring Mr. Damon Runyon.

It is evening in New York. Although Damon Runyon always loved evenings in New York, and thought of them as the morning of his day, he does not like this evening. The weather is balmy but the traffic noise hurts his ears and the flashing colors hurt his eyes.
“This is very interesting,” he ponders. “I did not know ghosts could feel pain.”
Another sound hurts his ears even more than the traffic noise. All around him, people are complaining about the stock market. Wailing and bewailing, some of them—and some of them more than somewhat.
“You should have put your money on the ponies,” he says. Then he ponders again, “I did not know ghosts could be heard,” as people around him stop talking. Suddenly, they commence to loud remarking: “That’s right, I’m going to take my money out of the market and put it on a horse!”
150 words


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Love this! I'm guessing from your blurb that his suggestions take root even though he can't be seen. He'll have to watch what he says from now on. LOL

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kay! This is a super clever idea. Is he coming back to life? Will he go and visit his ex-wife and make her feel sad that he is dead? You can do so much with this story plan, and I'd love to read the book.

Take care,

Kathy M.

Grandma's Goulash said...

What a nifty tribute to someone you admire. It also has the making of a great novel. I'd love to read it.