Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Blurb Friday

In 140 words or less can you look at this picture, write a book title and blurb to make it a best seller? Please join me and others at Lisa at Writing in the Buff

Conjuring the Spirits begins with a familiar journey for fifteen year old Madeline Jergens. Since she was a toddler she’s traipsed these parts. Today she does not have her grandfather’s hand to hold as she steps over a fallen log, peels off her shoes and walks across a babbling brook. She slips two miles deep into the backwoods of the Arkansas hills, intent on discovering her tree.

When she was a child she called it the glisten tree. Back then, nobody believed her when she told them about the gossamer winged entities that filled the tree. Butterflies, millers, dragonflies, the adults told her.

Today she discovers the tree’s secret, heavy hung with long buried truths and questions waiting to be unearthed. A caterwauling voice calls from the woods, “Maddie, come.”

What hovers high in the branches of the glisten tree? (140 words)

Sorry I was late in posting. Last evening my granddaughter, along with other artists and photographers had a reception at an art gallery. Early this morning we received a phone call invitation to come see grandson number three play his last basketball game of the season. Got home intending to post on this blog and grandson number five called inviting us to his last game. Whew!

17 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

If that is one of her gallery showings - it's just gorgeous. Sandie

Donna B said...

Gallery showing for your grand daughter? How AWESOME! A one woman show...photography or paintings? Any chance of any pictures? Have fun!

Odie Langley said...

Hope you have a fabulous day. Catch you later.
Odie

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Great job, Linda! Love the fantastical nature and imagery. Thanks for playing!

K9friend said...

Nice one! That tree seems to be hiding all sorts of secrets!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Kay L. Davies said...

Hmm, my comment seems to have disappeared. It was complimentary, I remember, about your book blurb and about your grandchildren, but it went "poof"!
So -- intriguing take on the photo prompt. Being late because of grandchildren is a better excuse than most. (That's roughly it.)
-- K

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

Shanae Branham said...

I have never seen a buffalo in the wild up here. That's really cool that you did.

Susan said...

Sunday morning....Hi Linda. I cannot find your email address on your profile. I know it's on my email account but don't have time to go there now. Anyway, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Always love having you! Hope you had fun with your grandchildren. Susan

Bobbi said...

Wow, that was great Linda. Now I just want to read that book!

Margo Benson said...

That's lovely - I adore the sound of the glisten tree! Intriguing!

Susan Fobes said...

I would definitely read this book Linda! I loved how you worked fantasy in here, and I am very curious as to the winged occupants...

Donna B said...

Just read in Lisa Claro's blog about this...then I realized I commented on your gallery showing, and not the Book Blurb...I like your interpretation and imagery. That tree does seem to be glimmering!

Linda O'Connell said...

Thank you all for your comments. This exercise really pushes me and I surprise myself sometimes.

Shanae, A herd was relocated form Montana in 1927 and has repopulated and has been free roaming ever since. An awesome sight to see.

jabblog said...

Will she regret the spirits she conjures or will they be ambassadors for peace? So many questions asked and unanswered:-)

Ellie said...

Ooo..what are the winged entities? Are they good or bad? I'm hooked!

Tammy said...

What an interesting concept and pretty imagery! I want to read this one for sure!

Dominic de Mattos said...

Hi Linda

Great job in building the tension and the tease. An imaginative take on the picture

Well done

:Dom