Friday, February 24, 2012

Book Blurb Friday #52, congratulations, Lisa!

Lisa Ricard Claro, at her blog Writing in the Buff, has been hosting the Book Blurb Friday meme for a whole year now. I know she had thought about calling it a day (or a year) but I'm very pleased she has decided to continue with it. I might still have a bad case of writer's block when it comes to blogging about my travels with my healthy husband, but memes such as Book Blurb Friday have managed to get my creative juices flowing again when bashing my head against a wall just wasn't helping.
Thanks, Lisa!
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.
85 words


Mama Zen said...

Very clever take on the picture!

jabblog said...

I'd like to see a judge do that! I wonder what the defendant was accused of?

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW! awesome tale......and great picture! Would adore seeing a judge fling a gavel and bang his head...they must often feel like it!

Bookie said...

Don't you know there is many a judge who would love to really throw a gavel! Glad you gave one of them a fictional chance to do so!

Sandra Davies said...

Excellent - definitely a must-read to find out what was said, and why.

Mara said...

I was worried for a moment that you had taken to slamming your head into a table instead of a wall. Good thing it was a prompt and not an actual photo of you!!

Lynn said...

I loved this - I could picture it so vividly. I could use a gavel on my own head sometimes! Ha. Don't we all feel like your judge at times?

Misty Dawn said...

I'm glad she kept going too, because I love reading your writing!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

You're welcome! Your email helped me decide to continue the meme. Thanks for your continued support. I'm tickled that BBF is of help to you with your writing.

I already have a mad crush on the judge. He sounds like a hoot. LOL He's got a dry humor that would keep me reading, and I'm curious about the case that caused him to lose his cool. Nice job!

Tammy said...

I like your interpretation of this. I too thought it looked like a judge, though I couldn't for the life of me think of anything else. Well done!