Thursday, April 28, 2011

The alternate universe on Book Blurb Friday!


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:

And Another Looked Back....

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!


  1. Wonder where this will go...another world, otehr eyes? Were they human eyes?????

  2. Wow, that was great - reflecting another world and the eyes staring back! Nice. My blurb is a whopping 49 words!

  3. Nice Susan. Like the other world possibility - have missed you so came over for a fix.

    Moonie Smiles

  4. This reminds me of Alice in Wonderland...I wonder where Sarah will go if she puts on the glasses?

    I've always wondered if colors and objects look the same through another's eyes...I'd totally read this!

  5. This is awesome. It sounds like a great premise for a YA novel. The back story is something a lot of kids probably understand first hand, and the idea of glasses into another world...escape, adventure, thrills, chills...the possibilities are fantastic. Awesome blurb.

  6. Title is fine ... and suddenly what sounded like an everyday investigation of relationships turned into something else a LOT more intriguing

  7. ooh kinda spooky! But I love the setting and the suspenseful blurb.

  8. Wow. I loved the speculative twist at the end - my kind of book!

    Book Blurb Friday

  9. This sounds exciting if rather spooky:-)

  10. Hi Susan, this is great! I noticed three stories going on in your 138 words ... the divorce/family; the opportunity to meet a great guy on the beach, and of course the mystery of the glasses. Keep writing it, I want to find out what happens!

    Kathy M.

  11. Oooh, otherworldly glasses! Love the concept, especially since I didn't SEE (get it? ar ar) it coming. That makes me wonder what other fun mysteries you have in store!

  12. OOoooo - fantasy! I'd like to see where this is going and if it's a parallel world with another her or if it's more like Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves in The Lake House.

    A Jersey Girl Writes

  13. Oh yes, another pair of eyes staring back! Scary!
    — K

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

  14. Perhaps the title could be "Through The Looking Glasses". LOL

    This has fine elements for a YA story, combining family problems and a place to escape. The blurb is tantalizing and leaves me anxious to explore that other world.

  15. Ooh, the ending intrigues me. I love how your imagination works when you do these memes. You better write that best seller soon :) You've got all that talent waiting for the page!!!


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