Writing in the Buff posts a picture and asks that you write a 150 word (or less) book blurb. It's tremendously challenging and great fun. Just head over there to link up, and then stay awhile to read some of the other entries.
I had a hard time with the 150 word limit tonight-I just had so much to say, so I started hacking away at some of the needless adjectives until I got it down to 150 exactly. Here is this week's picture and my story:
Out of Focus
Andie spent her whole life trying to please. An only child, she struggled to be everything her parents hoped she would be, but never quite lived up to their expectations-until she married Bill Peterson, a promising young politician. Andie’s parents loved Bill, and with their urging, and Bill’s perseverance, Andie decided she loved him too.
But after their much-publicized wedding and his election to the senate, Bill was no longer the gentle soul his adoring public witnessed; he became obsessed, convinced that his wife would leave him and end his political career.
He began to monitor Andie’s calls, track her whereabouts, and soon prohibited anyone from visiting the house without his approval.
Andie wanted out and finally broke the news to Bill during an anniversary dinner, but after she took a few bites, things became fuzzy, out of focus, and she heard a quiet voice saying, "You’ll never leave me." (150 words)
Everyone saw something different with last week's picture, so I can't wait to read the other entries!