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, September 9, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #28

Hooray for Book Blurb Friday! In this fun meme from Writing in the Buff, Lisa Ricard Claro invites us to come up with a blurb of 150 words or fewer for a pretend book jacket that makes potential readers feel compelled to purchase. Mine this week is 108 words.

Marlie was about to be dumped by her dumpy husband of 14 years—by way of a dumpster. Fortunately for her, she had a few modest talents in this world. One of them was a recurring dream that had warned her...and showed her what to do. The other was that luck was on her side. There was a little twist to the hit man her husband had hired to kill her.

He was a friend, and he was there to warn her. Together, they used the dumpster to concoct a plan that would help both of them…while making sure that Marlie’s husband’s dumping days were over. Forever.

“Throughout the history of mankind there have
been murderers and tyrants; and while it may
seem momentarily that they have the upper
hand, they have always fallen.”
~Mahatma Gandhi


  1. Sometimes crime is forgiveable!

  2. Great story idea, and I love the quote ... light does conquer darkness. Do Marley and her friend fall in love? Wonder how they eventually pay back that dumpy husband in the end?

    I'll buy your book!

    Kathy M.

  3. Okay, you've snagged me. I'm actually thinking there isn't really a "good guy" here. The husband is obviously a bad guy; but the hit man is also "bad" by virtue of his profession; and the wife teams up with the hit man to outsmart the husband. Sounds like three questionable characters for an unquestionably wonderful read!

  4. A little super-glue in just the right spot could bring that husband and his dumping to a halt!!

  5. Hmmmm. Very interesting book blurb.
    Donna v.

  6. Dumped in a dumpster by a dumpy husband. I never would have thought of that! Would have to buy the book to see who wins, and why.
    — K

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

  7. All the d's and dumping made me think of a favorite childhood story "Dora and the Diamond D". I loved the dumpy daddy Dave, and the dark, dank, deep dugeon. I would have to read this just to find out how it all turns out.

  8. Nicely done-and I am intrigued by both the hitman with a heart and how to make sure the dumping husband gets his...

  9. Your ability to play on words never ceases to amaze me. I can only image what dumpster tricks these characters have plotted. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow


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