Each week she posts a photo that could be the cover of a book. The aim is to:
‘Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.’
Here is this week’s book cover. My blurb follows.
Image copyright Joseph J Claro
An Ordinary Neighbourhood
When Mike Bishop returns to his childhood home one hot July day he finds the neighbourhood deserted and eerily quiet. There are no vehicles, no birds singing in the trees, no dogs barking. The houses are all shut up and nothing stirs. The only evidence of human activity is an empty Heineken can lying on the grass.
Something cataclysmic has occurred but what? As Mike turns back to his car, his eye is caught by a slight movement behind one of the dustbins. A young boy with a dog emerges and walks towards him uncertainly. What the boy tells him chills his blood. Mike must warn the authorities but this proves to be more difficult than he ever could have imagined.
Caught in the strange atmosphere, Mike begins to hallucinate and it is the child who must find a way for them all to escape.
(148 words including the title)