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, July 1, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #18

What a week! Won’t get into it now, but life’s been crazy enough that it’s made me a bit late for Book Blurb Friday, a meme from Writing in the Buff. Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro posts a picture of a fictional book cover. The challenge is to come up with an accompanying blurb of 150 words or fewer. This week’s came in at 149 words.
~Blind Draw~ 
by Annie Up
When they were engaged, Tom joked to Tina that he would have affairs after they were married. Tina merely smiled and promised Tom that if he did, she would have three for every one of his. How would Tom dare to risk those odds? Tom traveled as a professional poker player, true, but Tina never hurt for male admirers when she wanted them.  And...she was psychic.

Years later, when Tom (“The Seven Card Stud”) had come to realize that there was far more to Tina than met the eye, he would be forced to look at their son and realize that his own actions meant he now had to question the boy’s paternity. The young man was, after all, nothing like Tom.

And Tina was always honest. Had she meant her promise? If so, who were the three? Tom couldn’t make any accusations without pointing the finger at himself.

My philosophy, like color television, is all there in black and white~Monty Python


  1. Oh the tangled webs...Sounds like a good read, Tammy!


  2. Oh, what a fix Tom has put himself in. . .and what a smart woman is Tina! I'd love to watch this play out, the cat and mouse, as Tom tries to figure out how to find the truth without opening Pandora's box. Excellent twists!

  3. Those two deserve each other! I'd love to read more and find out if Tina had kept her promise.

  4. So presumably Tom had only the one? Intriguing promise here.

  5. "Seven card stud" says it all :) You are amazing.

  6. What's good for the goose is good for the gander - or vice versa. Trouble is, the goose has more to answer for! Intriguing blurb - would love to read the book!!

  7. DNA to the rescue! 3x? is quite a lot!

  8. Too bad this is a fake book!!! I would love to know what Tina had been up to! HAHAHAHAHA!!

  9. I left a comment yesterday, but I guess blogger pulled a prank with me.

    "The Seven Card Stud"--what a wonderful name. AND, I loved that you were able to tie the blinds in the photo into your title and remain true to the card theme.(The author's name is cute, too!)

    Tammy--You're obviously having a great summer, if you can produce stuff like this!

  10. Ohhhhhhh, this is gonna be good!!! Revenge of the 'weaker' sex prevails here, I'm sure. Seven Card Stud indeed...he surely didn't know that his Tina had the better hand at life!

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  11. Oh, that was very clever, Tammy! I'm inclined to think Tina was completely faithful, and just enjoyed messing with Tom's head all those years...LOL!

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