Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday Tales and Book Blurb Friday


I’m combining two mêmes today. Since the photo prompts seemed to compliment each other, I thought they belonged together in a story...
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Leo at Thursday Tales supplies us with a picture around which we might spin a yarn of between 55 and 777 words. On seeing this stark window, I knew I would write about it, although I've altered the photo’s original context.
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At Book Blurb Friday, Lisa shows us her book jacket, and invites us to pen a compelling blurb that will entice readers to buy the book. With only 150 words in which to do so, it can be quite a challenge. This week’s photo of the old typewriter  supplied by Lynn Obermoeller instantly captured my imagination.
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This is my contribution...
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Jen looked around in despair. Fifteen years had passed since she’d set foot inside the family home...it was now unrecognizable with layers of grime sullying the once well-appointed parlor. When her eyes fell on the long-unused typewriter, the true gravity of the situation settled heavily into her gut.

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How had her mother let this happen?
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How had she let this happen?



Jennifer Brooks writes compellingly of the descent into senility of a once-brilliant woman whose many books inspired her daughter to pursue journalism.
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Settled overseas with work and a man she loved, Jen imagined all must be as she'd left it. She was wrong. Alarmed by phone calls that became increasingly strange, she returned to find her mother diminished in both mind and body.
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Though not an easy read, the story of how Jen became caregiver to the woman who had borne her will surely touch your heart…

(150 words)

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To view more Thursday Tales, check out Leo’s link below….
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http://talesthursday.blogspot.com/
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Be sure to visit Angela, who supplied us with this evocative window….
http://anne-frank.gemzies.com/show/entry_8510/Anne_Frank__039_s_Attic_window.html
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And to read more of Lisa’s Friday Book Blurbs, you’ll want to stop by this page…
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http://www.writinginthebuff.net/
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Don’t forget to visit Lynn while you’re at it…
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12 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Very nicely done, Lynette. You combined the two memes perfectly.
I never read anyone else's blurb until I've written mine, so it seems almost eerie how we have chosen similar, but at the same time very different, subjects.
— K

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

Daydreamertoo said...

I agree, very nice and gentle. Lovely writing.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Well done. This sounds like an excellent and compelling, if heartbreaking, read. And you're right! The pictures do seem to be a nice blend.

Daydreamertoo said...

Heheh... I'm originally from England, so I'm an implant to Canada too.
Strange how we humans all seem to manage to migrate here there and everwhere.
Thanks for visiting me and the lovely comment. Hope you come back again, too.

Lynn said...

Awww, I really want to read this story. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the shout out!

Tammy said...

Sounds like a very moving book! Well done.

Sandra Davies said...

Not an easy read for sure but the human interest will make it unavoidable. A clever combination of photos too.

Susan Fobes said...

You definitely surprised me with all the twists and turns-this would make a very deep and emotional book!

Calico Crazy said...

Great blurb, I'm really wishing this was a finished novel or short story so I could find the answers. Great job combining two memes, the photos do seem quite complimentary.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This one promises to be a heartwarming [or perhaps heartbreaking] sentimental tale of family. That, I like a lot.

Murder...HE Wrote

jabblog said...

This would be a thoughtful, poignant tale - it's always sad to see a personality decline and finally disappear.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Definitely sounds like my kind of book. Will see if the library has it:)