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.