Friday, January 13, 2012

Book Blurb Friday: graffitists defeated

Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro features Book Blurb Friday on her blog, Writing in the Buff. She posts a picture (this week by her husband Joseph Claro) which we are to imagine as the cover of a book. Of course, then we have to imagine a plot for the book (that's the hard part) and write a blurb of 150 words or less to convince browsers to become buyers. That's not always so easy, either.

Joseph Claro, photo
Ghost Cruiser
by Victoria Crown
Todd Sawyer and his sisters were hanging over the side of the canal, writing “Grad 2011” with paint brushes on the wall above the water, when a policeman approached and said, “Well, well, well, what have we here?”
They tried to jump up to explain, but Todd tripped over the paint can and fell into the canal. Tawna and Tanya jumped in to save him.
After being pulled from the water, the three were led to a car the uniformed policeman called his “ghost cruiser” and taken to a place he called a “safe house”.
They were safe.  They were given towels, and big shirts to wear while their clothes tumbled in the dryer, and then they left, the “officer” waving goodbye.
But he wasn’t a policeman. No such car existed. The house had been unoccupied for years. Who, then, had frightened, and rescued, the Sawyer triplets? An actual ghost?
150 words


Grandma's Goulash said...

First you lull me into complacency and then you add those chilling final lines. Would I buy this book? Oh, yes!

Sandra Davies said...

I love the explanation for what they were doing in the photo ... but ghosts scare me silly. Fascinating premise, though.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

This is an awesome story, Kay. I know that I would really enjoy this book.


Tammy said...

Kay, I love this whole premise! I'm warmed and chilled at the same time, and that is hard to do.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I'm always in for a good ghost story. This has the makings of a compelling YA novel.

jabblog said...

Ooh, spooky!