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.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Book Blurb Friday Saturday (?!) #15

First of all, let me thank Sandra Davies for telling me that Firefox is somehow responsible for my inability to see pictures! She is absolutely right—if I go in through Internet Explorer, pictures appear out of nowhere. Amazing.

Speaking of pictures, I am VERY late getting finished with my Book Blurb Friday from Writing in the Buff! Each week Lisa Ricard Claro posts a pretend book cover, and we are asked to write an accompanying blurb of 150 words or less. I got overwhelmed this week while my muse went on vacation, but at least it’s a short one at only 87 words. Hope you have a great weekend!


An alcoholic mother.

A woman aching to give her dying husband one last taste of normal life.

A young paraplegic who broke his spine in a simple game of backyard football.

A teenager who decided to rough up an old man just to take his beer.

All are linked by one thing: Each drinks a simple can of beer, and each makes a toast before taking that first swig.

But is it really a simple can of beer? Especially when it always makes that toast come true?

Be careful what you wish for.  ~Anonymous


  1. ooooh Tammy, this sounds very interesting.
    Linda O'Connell

  2. A magic can of beer? This is one that wasn't done-way to go!

    I've been having trouble off and on with Firefox lately too-pictures not showing, slowness loading sites, and problems with Twitter...

  3. This is so full of wonderful possibilities---a perfect blurb to pull me in! This sounds heartwarming and fun, something that will have me laughing and crying both. Great blurb!

  4. Very, very good, Tammy, something for everyone, and in very few words.
    — K

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

  5. What a great idea! I need to read the book now to find out what they toasted and how it brought their lives together. Nice one.

  6. Oh my! This sounds intriguing. Be careful what you wish for, indeed!

  7. Great blurb and just another reason I don't drink beer.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow


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