Sunday, February 14, 2016

Book Blurb Friday #1

    My friend Sioux is bringing back Book Blurb Friday that Lisa used to 

do. Check out Sioux's blog for all the nitty gritty details, but basically, 

you write 150 words or less as a book blurb based on the picture. 

My book cover is below and comes in right at  150 words.


                                                 Sands of Time

It was an ordinary day at the beach for Sal. She dared to dress in a bathing suit just to save her kids from a treacherous wave if need be. Her heat-treated hair was brittle; her belly fat rolled like segments of a caterpillar inching south. Due to a lumpectomy her breasts, no longer a matched pair, wrinkled like prunes but at least the number was still two! She strolled across warm sand stretching elastic over dimpled butt cheeks. Then she saw the sand sculpture.

Something about the indigenous face wrapped in a sand chain and hugging a huge clock stopped her dead in her tracks. The figure was a cosmic message, a proverbial slap on her own forehead calling her to face life. Suddenly she knew change was coming, that time was running out.

How would Sal face tomorrow morning and the day after? An ending, beginning, or both?


Elephant's Child said...

I would read this book in a heart beat. But you knew that. I am hopelessly addicted.

Sioux said...

Claudia--You made me realize I did not give my "book" a title.

I loved the prune pit.

Later tonight, I am going to try to "pretend" I am you, so I can add your name via the Mr. Linky. (It's easy to do, if you want to do it yourself. You'd be joining great company. Lynn did it, too!)

Thanks for playing along.

Val said...

Heh, heh! Great minds and all that...we not only have the same character name, but the full 150 words.

I loved the southbound caterpillar belly fat!

Linda O'Connell said...

This is really good!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Book blurbing is fun! Love your take on this photo, Claudia!

Lynn said...

You all are so much more detailed than I even think about! Nice blurb!

Sarah said...

I love that you got so much detail into this in so few words - that really IS an art!