Thursday, April 12, 2012

Book Blurb Friday: graffiti and plush toy

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" photographed by the very talented
Sioux Roslawski.
We've been traveling again, and one of the things I really missed was Book Blurb Friday. Here is my submission for this week...133 words.

Riley Come Home

When the police got the call about the missing child, they started the search in his parents’ neighborhood, gradually moving outward from the family home until, at last, they reached the beach.

There, they found the little boy’s toy propped against the beach’s retaining wall, and above it the stark message: Riley was Here. An arrow pointed down between “was” and “Here” as if to illustrate the starkness of the word “was”.

Commander Roslawski of the Lake Area Police Department called in reinforcements from all neighboring jurisdictions. He had seen that grinning, spike-haired graffiti face before.

Author Carmelina Vasquez takes the reader through the gamut of human emotions in her telling of the story of little Riley’s disappearance. No one in Lake Area goes unquestioned, and few go unsuspected.


diane b said...

I hope Riley is found safe. Any travel pics coming??

kaykuala said...

This is interesting,Kay! Great write! Hope to venture into this later!


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Kay, that gives me the heebie-jeebies ... I can take it on Law and Order, but your book sounds pretty darn scary and an excellent read.

Glad to have you back with us on BBF!

Kathy M.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nicely done! Stories about missing kids touch my heart like no other. I'll imagine that Riley is found safe and sound and returned home to loving parents.

P.S. There was a problem linking to your post from my blog. I've fixed it. :)

Tammy said...

Very creative, and loved "commander Raslawki." Beautiful job with this!

Grandma's Goulash said...

Promises a gripping and emotional tale. You'll have crowds standing in line for this one.