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, August 5, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #23.

Time for Book Blurb Friday, a meme from Lisa Ricard Claro’s Writing in the Buff.   We are challenged to use the picture for inspiration to write a book jacket blurb of 150 words or fewer that makes potential readers feel compelled to buy the book.  Mine this week was 77 words.

~Rain, Rain Go Away~
By Rob R. Duckie
We feared it would rain down on us as bombs.
We feared it would rain down on us as plagues.
We feared it would rain down on us in the form of poisonous gasses.
We even feared it would rain down as poisoned food and water supplies.
What no one foresaw was that it would rain down on us…as rain.

Rain, rain go away,
Come again another day
Or we’ll all die in a horrible way….

(This is kind of ironic since we are currently getting the first significant rain we’ve had in ages. I actually danced a little jig of hooray-I-don’t-have-to-haul-the-hose-out happiness. A real-life rain dance!)

“Why?” ~Purported last word of Rebecca Schaeffer right after a stranger ambushed and shot her


  1. Oh, but it's so true, we never know what to expect. Love your author's name, Tammy.
    Now you've reminded me to go out with the hose for my shrubs.
    — K

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

  2. Your author doesn't live here in the UK does he? (in Bath!)

    I love that your blurb gives a tantalising clue about the books contents, but leaves the reader wondering. We'll just have to buy it won't we!! lol Well done.

  3. Very interesting and intriguing approach to the blurb!!

  4. Spooky stuff. It's a book I would want to read.
    Donna v.

  5. Wish we could order up rain (and weather) as we want it!


  6. Nice and creepy...so sinister, really, which is kind of funny coming from an author named Rob R. Duckie.(hehehe) Interesting premise you've created, and one I'd like to follow through to the last page.

    Poor Rebecca Shaeffer!Was she the young actress in "My Sister Sam" who was killed by a stalker? Horrible, that...I remember reading about it. So senseless.

  7. You know I had to come by and catch what I missed Friday. :)

    Thankfully that rain went away while I was driving home, other wise I would have had to stop and shop. :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow


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