Sunday, July 10, 2011

Belated July 8 TGIBBF (Ghost Writer)

Here is our Make-believe "book cover" for Book Blurb Friday #19, provided by the lovely Lynn Obermoeller:

Our creative writing exercise is sponsored by Lisa Ricard Claro who provides us with deadlines for our "assignments", which I have completely bypassed proving that I'll never be a journalist. I hope you enjoy my take on this photo.

Ghost Writer

At first, Laura thought it was a dream. The clackity-clackity-clackity-clackity-DING! that penetrated her consciousness couldn’t be real. She didn’t own a typewriter. They were practically obsolete except for those who were diehard old-schoolers and technophobes. So, it had to be a dream….right?

Clackity-clackity-clackity-clackity-DING! OMG! She wasn’t asleep. She was wide awake. This was no dream. But, what was it? Where was it?

Investigative journalism was Laura’s profession. She was trained to get answers. And, answers were definitely what she wanted. It was time to go to work, but this time, for herself. One way or another, she’d find out the what, where, who and why of what was happening. She hadn’t lost a story yet and she wasn’t about to start now.

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Blogger Lisa Ricard Claro said...

The typewriter ghost is making the rounds this week. LOL A number of us blurbers went that route. What I find interesting is that often we pick up a similar theme, but of course the blurbs are not the same; each has its own elements and creative spark. Nice job with this, Wendy. You've turned a ghost story into an investigative mystery. I'd like to see what Laura digs up!

July 10, 2011 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Sandra Davies said...

As Lisa says, lots of ghosts, but every one different, and this one is promising an enthralling tale.

July 10, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

Very well done, Wendy. I like it a lot. I can just hear the sounds as I read your blurb. It reminds me of my Grade 11 typing class, which I didn't want to take, but which turned out to be the class that changed my life.
— K

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

July 10, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger jabblog said...

This sounds most exciting. Laura is brave as well as curious.

July 11, 2011 at 5:21 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

I'd know where to look for that ghost, JZG. He would be in my office closet pounding away on my 'form filling machine.'
Nice writing!

July 13, 2011 at 12:53 AM  

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