Thursday, September 1, 2011

Book Blurb/Transformations











Last (HOT) Friday in August! So it is Book Blurb day and 150 words to use. For complete rules see Lisa's blog at:http://www.writinginthebuff.net. She gave us an interesting picture this week for our writing prompt. See below:




                                              

                                   Tranformations
Geisel never once thought about being a nun. Too much obedience required, even though she was a compliant girl, a submissive woman. Now she paused midlife with everything she once knew gone- through death, abandonment, or change. She passed the convent and wondered how those women were doing inside? Was their marriage to Jesus more lasting; was God more reliable than beings she knew?



She’d been a dutiful daughter, a biddable wife, and a devoted mother. She had done it all. Now she wondered why? She ended up alone and empty anyway.


She passed Holy Name every morning on her way to work. Then one afternoon, without realizing she’d made the turn, Geisel parked beneath bowing archways. She turned off the ignition switch and stepped across the chat.


What would Geisel Channing find inside of this stone building? Comfort? Guidance? Love maybe? Answers would surprise this open-minded, searching woman.

9 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, interesting alternatives to be found there. I would rather read this than my ghost one.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Lovely premise, Claudia. Reading about her journey of self-discovery sounds compelling and spiritually uplifting.

You cracked me up over having your days mixed up! That is too funny. I can relate, believe me. I'm glad you got it straightened out. LOL

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Very interesting! I knew a woman who became a nun in her 50's ... true story, she was running a homeless shelter prior to joining up. I am very curious on how things will work out in your story and would buy your book for sure.

Kathy M.

jabblog said...

It happens, doesn't it, that women enter convents late in life? Interesting - it would be a wonderful read.

irishoma said...

Imaginative take on the photo. Intriguing blurb. I would want to read the book.

BECKY said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto!!
Hi Claudia! Try to keep cool. Isn't this weather just crazy?? I am SO ready for fall. It's my favorite season anyway...and this year it will be more welcomed than ever!!

Susan Fobes said...

This would be an interesting read, although the tale prior to her convent visit would be a real tear jerker I'm guessing...

Grandma's Goulash said...

A premise that is both believable and compelling. I was immediately drawn in and would love to read more. Nicely done.

Tammy said...

I agree with the above--what a compelling psychological study. And so gracefully written.