It's time to write that best selling novel again, or at least what would go on the book jacket. If you are new to my blog, Lisa Ricard Claro, from Writing in the Buff, posts a picture meant to serve as a fictional book cover. It's your job to write a blurb about the book in 150 words or less to entice a prospective reader. Are you up to the challenge?
Most pictures are taken by Lisa's equally talented daughter, and this week's picture is more than a little interesting. My first thought was murder, but I am in too good a mood to go there, so here is the picture and my story:
The ocean always soothed Sarah’s soul, no matter what kind of day she was having, and today she needed mega amounts of soothing. Her parents’ divorce was getting ugly and Sarah felt betrayed by both sides-her father had found the love of his life only it wasn’t Sarah’s mother, and Sarah felt her mother’s constant chiding is what finally drove her father away.
Sarah’s parents started fighting early so she headed for refuge. It was an ordinary beach day, catching some rays, flirting with the boys, searching for seashells (or at least pretending to while the boys looked on).
But when all the regulars had gone home, Sarah saw a pair of sunglasses wash up on shore. She picked them up and stared, open mouthed-the lenses reflected another world, and another pair of eyes were staring right back! (Not bad-138 words, but I'm not too crazy about the title....)
So what's your story? I can't wait to come by!