Friday, 11 March 2011

Book Blurb Friday #2 The Golden Tree

This is the second week of the Book Blurb Friday challenge. Lisa from 'Writing in the Buff' provides a picture and participants are invited to create a blurb for an imaginary book. The challenging part is to use 150 words or less, excluding the title.

Last week Christina's beautiful green eye was the prompt. This week  - well, have a look and perhaps be inspired to join in!
Image copyright Christina Claro
What is the secret of the Golden Tree? 


Rumours abound – some say it’s sacred, others, evil. Terrible things have happened to several who have gone too close. Does the outcome depend on the innocence of those who approach?

The Thornleys, afraid for their children, have warned them to stay away but Mike and Jenny cannot resist going to see for themselves. They return repeatedly, entranced by its beauty, wondering that it never loses its leaves. It has a powerful energy and presence and as Mike and Jenny come to understand it they learn from its age-old wisdom. They hear what the tree is saying to them in its rustling leaves, even on the calmest days. They learn its prediction.

The children must warn their parents before it is too late – but will their message be 
believed?

On the night of the great storm matters come to a head.
(148 words excluding the title)

27 comments:

  1. ...and? I'd definitely buy the book! :o)

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  2. This is so interesting!
    You have a way with words! Great story!

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  3. Oh, this is very good! Very inticing! Makes ME want to buy it!

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  4. I definately need more! Great writing, creepy and intriguing.

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  5. You definitely made me want to find out what's next!

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  6. Kind of Garden-of-Eden sounding. . .is there a moral message? I'll need to read the book to find out. And you've got me hooked!

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  7. Fantastic fantasy blurb-now write the book!!!

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  8. Oh my! Now I want you to write the book so I can read it. Great blurb!

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  9. I like that creepy conversation that the children have going. Nice twist.

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  10. yes, very good.
    Now all you have to do is write the book.

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  11. Sounds like a scary one maybe. Hate to think the trees are evil...remember those twisted trees on the way to Oz???

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  12. I agree, I want to find out more! Nice.

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  13. Whoa! Great opening, I'm intrigued.

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  14. Great idea and a wonderful story starter.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  15. Oh, yes, what is going to happen now? Good stuff, Janice.
    -- K

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

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  16. OMG. I want this book! Deliciously creepy. Loved it.

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  17. Yes, it's always important to pay attention to nature.

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  18. I love these brief stories

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  19. It's creepy and spiritual all at the same time. I want to find out when things "come to a head."

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  20. Definitely a spine-chiller. Love it!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  21. This sounds like a great book!

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  22. That's a great blurb...I would definitely like to read more! What a fun meme...I must give it a try.

    Great job...:)

    Lynette
    Imagination Lane

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  23. Sounds like it would be agreat book, I love mysteries.

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  24. Great hook at the end of your story. That golden tree does look like it knows something. I wonder what it's trying to say...

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  25. What a neat story. Love the picture and where you went with this. You have a great writing style.

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  26. I really like the line, "They learn its prediction." Makesme want to read more.

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  27. Hi Janice

    Great stuff! Does just what a blurb should do, draws in and leaves a tease. Promises great things.

    :Dom

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