Thursday, March 31, 2011
Love in the air on Book Blurb Friday!
I've managed to make it through a week with two sick kids and the end of the third marking period unscathed thanks to a Harry Potter meme (over at Michael Di Gesu's In Time ), and tonight's Book Blurb Friday #5. If you are new, this is where Lisa Ricard Claro, from Writing in the Buff, posts a picture meant to serve as a fictional book cover, and asks us to compose a 150 word summary that might appear on the book jacket.
I loved tonight's picture and was tempted to enter the horror realm, but with all the pressures mentioned above, I needed some "happy" tonight, so a lighthearted romance is what you're going to get. Here is the picture and my story:
The Hudson River Rose
To family, Casey lived a glamorous life. She recently made partner in the prestigious Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft in New York City, she was on a first name basis with some very rich clients, and she lived in a nice one-bedroom apartment on the upper West Side.
But most nights Casey ate alone; she was so wrapped up in her career there wasn’t much time to date, besides, who would she date anyway? The other partners were either married or in serious relationships, and dating "beneath your position" was taboo. And the firm’s social functions and holiday parties hadn’t provided many prospects.
Desperate to meet people, Casey joined The New York Road Walkers, and it was during one of their usual jaunts around the Hudson that she spied it-a single red rose and her name on a card. But several more roses later, Casey still didn't know her mystery man…(exactly 150, and I was slashing away to get this one down!)
I took some liberty with the flower in this picture-my husband said it was an invasive plant choking the tree, but how am I going to get romance out of that? I thought a nice red rose would do much better… I can't wait to read what everyone else wrote-who was brave enough to attempt a little terror tonight?