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Friday, February 10, 2012

Book Blurb Friday: crown on gate

Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro, from her blog Writing in the Buff, posts a photo (this week by Ashley Ortiz) which writer-bloggers are asked to imagine as the cover of a book. Then we are to imagine we've read the book, and then to write for it an inviting "blurb" of 150 words or less, which will make browsers into buyers.
Congratulations to Lisa this week for reaching Book Blurb Friday #50.
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Now here is Ashley's photo, along with my Book Blurb of 108 words.
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Despite the crown and flowers, she saw she gate as defining her prison. No matter how many times she was taken out in the limousine, flown to exotic locales, wined and dined by the world’s shiniest luminaries, she must one day return home to hear the gate close behind her, saving her, the family said, from the world.
Was it any wonder, then, that she took she opportunity offered by a crowded airport lounge to slip away? She slipped away from the airport, away from the city where she had lived all her life, away to the other side of the country.
And then she slipped.
And fell.
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108 words

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10 comments:

Fran said...

An unusual take on the picture but very well written. You can actually feel the claustrophobia xxx

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Then what happened? This is so good I just want to keep reading the book.

"And then she slipped. And fell" opens up all sorts of scenarios.

Sandra Davies said...

Oh yes - I like the 'slipped and fell' ...

jabblog said...

Nicely done, Kay. What we wish for is not always what is good for us;-)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Great take on the photo and a nice cliffhanger to send me to the check-out counter with your book in my hands. What happens to her? How does she fall?

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous take on the picture!

Kay said...

Ooops! Ouch!

Jo said...

Phew Kay, I only exhaled at the last line. Then started to wonder what age the protagonist is? If she slipped and fell in her 30's or 40's or even early 50's, not too bad. But if she fell after 60? Wonderful blurb, I want to read the book! I'm back online and hope to catch up on your posts. Hugs to dearest Lindy and you and Dick have a great weekend. Hugs Jo

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, my gosh ... what a perfect story beginning matching the photo prompt! This would be such a great book, Kay, I hope that you write it.

Kathy M.

Tammy said...

Beautifully written and intriguing, and then you ended it by "slipping" that little carrot right under our noses! I for one couldn't possibly resist seeing where this leads!