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, March 30, 2012

Book Blurb Friday #57

TGIBBF! Every week, Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff posts a meme with a picture for a pretend book jacket. Our challenge is to write a blurb of 150 words or fewer to go with it. I am in love with Sandra's work of art, below.  My blurb this week has 128 words.

~The Naked Ape Exposed~
By Dr. Darence Clarrow

The year is 2053, and the research is complete. The conclusion? Not only is society becoming more detached, we may actually be returning to our roots: evidence now suggests that our ancestors “planted” us here when they crossed their own hairless, big-headed, bug eyed genes with those of the warm and social apes of our own planet.

But a flaw in the alien gene means that the more we evolve, the more we become like our alien ancestors—and thus lose what it is that makes us most human. Could this paradox of enormous proportions really be true? And how delicious is the irony: what makes us essentially “human” is really due to our ape genes.

“A ‘Monkey Trial’ to end all Monkey Trials.” ~Sci Fi Journal Monthly

It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God. ~Mary Daly


  1. There just might be some truth here, who knows what goes on in research expedition. :)

    And I found the flaw with my allergy educed bugged eyes. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  2. I fear I might not follow the science here - but love the premise.

  3. I don't care how bug eyed my children look. I'm not getting frisky with any darned monkeys.

  4. Nothing like questioning commonly held beliefs to get me on board. I'd read this and send a copy to everyone I know.

  5. Enough truth to sound believable. Enough fiction to keep me turning the pages. I hope you'll consider writing this one.

  6. Interesting premise for a book. I think you should run with it!

    Critter Alley

  7. Gosh, this sounds like a reality that people truly believe (Scientologists go for the whole alien thing, right?). Nice job here. Never saw this coming, but it is certainly an interesting premise. Gotta read it!

  8. Now you really have me wondering! What a great take on the photo, it does look as if it could be a nicely decorated cave.

    Kathy M.


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