Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #5

Hooray for Friday, hooray for shortened days at school (especially when they fall on a Friday), and hooray for Lisa Ricard Claro’s Book Blurb Friday! Each week, she posts a pretend book cover. Our mission, should we accept it, is to write a blurb of 150 words or less to go with it. This week I tried to write a romance.  I really did.  But this is proof, I guess, that I am just not terribly romantic.  I counted 147 words.

~Tangle~
Nonia Capreolata was a young lawyer who had just moved to a small town where everyone whispered murky warnings about the forest where she liked to go jogging. Yet no one could give her any logical reasons to stay away.

When she met a tall, handsome stranger named Acer while out on one of her runs, she was immediately and uncharacteristically besotted. Now on a regular basis they met in the forest, where he seemed to live without having any real home. Odd, she knew, yet here she was, running like a woodland sprite on fleet feet, her breath quickening at the sight of him, majestic in the clearing, tall and strong.

She wound her sinewy arms around him, their love like a red red flower. “I can’t let go,” she whispered. And that was when she realized she really couldn’t. She literally couldn’t free herself from his poisonous embrace….

And so evil is parasitic. Its host is always a good. And since evil is a kind of non-being or nothingness, pure evil is impossible. Pure evil would be completely nothing, and nothing is not evil; it simply ‘is not’. Evil is a privation that requires a subject in which to inhere.~Doug McManaman

19 comments:

  1. Clever this one ... semi-romantic., perchance?

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  2. Goodness! I started out thinking of romance and you wham us with a thriller/chiller! Excellent!

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  3. Boy, you have a lot going on here, and I mean that in a good way! Romance, mystery, thriller, paranormal. . .all the fixings for a terrific blurb! I like it! May I have an autographed copy, please?

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  4. OMG Tammy you amaze me. I loved the "voice" and wow, the twist. You are good.

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  5. Some fabulous publishing company needs to hire you as their one and only book blurb writer!!

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  6. Ha! Love the "poisonous embrace". Great job, Tammy!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  7. Well. This is what happens to tree huggers. Let that be a lesson to you all! ;-)

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  8. That is the problem with those red, red flowers.. there is always a catch. And doesn't all romance have some sort of thriller twist? :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

    PS You are really good at this. ;)

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  9. Tammy, I bet you secretly write these for a living!!

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  10. Thanks, all! Ha, Judie and Becky, I wish! I desperately need another job!

    And Fireblossom, you nailed it. I am such a plant nerd that she IS literally hugging a tree. Nonia is known as BIGnonia capreolata, which is the Latin name of what I thought that vine was. Or might be a campsis. And acer is the scientific name for maple.

    It's a new genre: the horror-ticultural novel. :}

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  11. Now I need to read the book to find out what's going on with this enigmatic fellow. Fascinating!

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  12. Poisonous embrace! Sinewy arms! Fleet feet! Great phrases...

    I agree with Fireblossom. Those nasty tree huggers ALWAYS get what they deserve...

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  13. Wow! A romantic thriller! Loved it...send mine in a plain, brown package please! LOL!


    ~Jean

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  14. Ok...I was all thinking this was a nice little book and then BAM. You get all freaky and evil on me. Love that!

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  15. I'm so sorry to take so long to read your BBF.

    Your book blurb has hooked me good and proper. I want to know more about Acer!

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  16. oh oh romance and spooky.. I want to know what happens!

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  17. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!

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