One Year of BBF! #52: Indubitably, by George
First, I’d like to thank everyone who commented on my Wednesday post. It was a bit of a departure from the norm for me, but you rolled with it, offering grace and kindness. Thank you all for your understanding and for sharing your own experiences. Your comments were just what I needed to get me over the bump.
Second, this is Book Blurb Friday #52 — one whole year of book blurbs! Participation has fluctuated, but for those who have stuck with it I hope you have come away with a lot of great writing ideas, as well as a BBF-enhanced skill of fine tuning words that holds you in good stead with your other writing. I debated ending BBF when I reached the year milestone, but I’ve decided to keep going with it and hope those of you who enjoy writing blurbs every week will continue to play along with me. I’m not ready to give it up yet, and hope you aren’t either. So . . . let’s have fun with BBF!
Welcome again to Book Blurb Friday. If you’re a newbie, here’s the scoop so you understand what follows. 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,” offered for our creative blurbs my new pen pal and talented writer Lynn Obermoeller of Present Letters. My book blurb follows.
Alvin Schlepmacher hopes for a birthday breakfast of chocolate-chip pancakes and sausage. He gets it, and finds himself dripping syrup on divorce papers while his wife drives off with her lover.The ensuing hours include a flat tire in the rain, a call from the vet with sad news regarding Alvin’s pet ferret, and a pink slip at the office.Desperate to escape reality, Alvin stumbles into a local bar and enters a karaoke contest where he creates an alter ego named George Crooney. George takes up with a sassy hooker named Svetlana who gets him a job delivering dubious packages for her Uncle Vlad. Add a suspicious cop named Grimm, the Russian mafia, and the obsessive attentions of a karaoke groupie named Mitzi, and you have the ingredients for hilarity as Alvin works to extricate himself from the mess he created, indubitably, by George.
Okay, so I made myself tee-hee again this week. If this were a movie, Alvin would have to be played by Ricky Gervais. The scene where Alvin creates George Crooney is a doozy in my head . . . if I never actually write this story, I might just have to write that scene anyway so it won’t haunt me with giggles.
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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #53, provided by the always generous and talented Kathy Matthews at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy:
I’ve used so many of Kathy’s photos for BBF that it seemed fitting to begin the new year of BBF with a “photo by Kathy Matthews.” Thanks, Kathy, for being so generous with your talent.
Thanks for participating in Book Blurb Friday. If you have any photos you think would be appropriate as a “book cover,” please send them to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
See you next for Monday’s microfiction. Have a great weekend!