So, if you haven't heard of Book Blurb Friday, Lisa posts a photo (this week by Lynn Obermoeller) as inspiration for writer-bloggers on Thursday evenings. We are to imagine the photo as the front cover of a book, then we are to write a short, zingy piece, or blurb, of 150 words or less, to persuade casual browsers to become serious buyers.
Think you can write one? Give it a try, you only need 150 words, or fewer. Don't want to try writing one yet? Either way, hop over to Book Blurb Friday to see what others are saying about a book based on Lynn's photo.
Here is my submission, of 85 words.
The judge banged his head on his desk. He had already thrown his gavel at the prosecutor and now found himself speechless.
“Would the defense care to comment?” he asked finally.
“The defense most certainly would, if it please the court.”
“Nothing will please me today,” groaned the judge, “but go ahead and try.”
With that, Eliza Doolotts stood up and delivered the most astounding closing statement of her career. The judge and jury hung on her every word, and the defendant relaxed, at last.