Book Blurb Friday #15: Final Blackout
This was a long week with Papa having surgery. I’m happy to report that he is home and recuperating from, as he puts it, “This traumatic assault on my person.” I’d like to say he’s teasing, but he’s Dr. Super-Smarty Pants and really talks like that. At 87-years-old he’s got more than a few things wrong, but as he also likes to say, “They can oil me up and replace all the parts they want, but they’re still working with a 1923 chassis!” (In addition to being Dr. Super-Smarty Pants, he’s also Dr. Funny Man, so time spent with Papa is never dull.) We’re so happy to have him home! Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. We’re grateful.
Now on to the blurb!
If you are new to this blog, please click HERE or click the tab under the blog header for details of the Book Blurb Friday meme. This is the shortened, abridged version:
Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.
Below is this week’s “book cover,” generously offered for our inspiration and general oohing and aahing by my firstborn, Joey. Thanks Sonshine!
When Hank Dunbar awakens in an alley after his latest bender, he expects his world to be altered. He figures his long suffering wife will offer the silent treatment, and his business partner will beg him to enter rehab. Hank is right about one thing.
His world has changed. . .Hank emerges from the alley, unprepared for vast silence. The streets are devoid of traffic, the sidewalks empty of pedestrians. Stores and restaurants stand empty; churches and homes, deserted. There are no dogs barking, squirrels chattering, or birdsong.
There is only the wind. . .Hank’s confusion becomes fear as he searches in vain for signs of life. He struggles to remember his last drunken hours, praying for clues to help him piece together the events that dropped him in this empty universe. He is desperate for answers, desperate to know details of his final blackout. . . (150 words)