Thursday, March 15, 2012

Book Blurb Friday: for the halibut

Lisa Ricard Claro, on her blog Writing in the Buff, hosts Book Blurb Friday, one of my favorite memes. Each week, she posts a photo and asks us to imagine it is the cover of a book. Then, she says, we are to:

Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.

Above is this week's "book cover" offered for our creative blurbs by Orgeon's own writer-photographer-blogger Kathy Matthews.

Here is my submission of 148 words: 

Madge and her children made it very clear to the skipper of the Charitea Rose, they wouldn’t buy tuna unless he could guarantee no dolphins had been harmed during the fishing.
“I’m sorry, ma’am,” said the skipper. “I had a bad back, so my crew took the Rose out without me for a few days. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t harm any dolphins, but I can’t give you a guarantee unless I’m positive.”
Madge and the kids were disappointed, and went home without buying any fresh fish.
The next day, the Charitea Rose was found cut from her moorings, drifting with the outgoing tide. When the police boat towed her in, they found a note onboard. It said, “You never know what will happen, just for the halibut.”
Then Madge and her teenagers became prime suspects when the body of a crew member was found in the bilge.


Fran said...

Brilliant! I wish I had your talent xxx

Sandra Davies said...

Yet more murder and mayhem - and it was such a sunny photograph!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Ah! A mystery with a little conservation thrown in! Intriguing.

Jenn Jilks said...

I had so much fun teaching creative writing in the men's penitentiary. Since we moved, I'm too far away.
Great fun!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Kay, you are so funny! Loved the fish pun and the body in the bilge. Hope they get everything all straightened out and the innocent are freed.

This is great.


Weekend-Windup said...

Good one, you are very creative...

Grandmas Goulash said...

Good one. Sounds as though Madge and her kids are over their heads in trouble and floundering.

Halibut was cute. I put my tongue in cheek and added fish humor as well. Alas, I lacked your restraint lol

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nicely done. I hope Madge and the kids are found innocent...and that the dolphins weren't hurt!

Tammy said...

I love how you used nearly every detail in the picture...and made sure no dolphins were injured in the making of this blurb!