March 30, 2017

Back of the Book Blurb Friday - March 24 and March 31, 2017 - A Two-Fer

Sioux Roslawski is the inspiration for (last Friday's and) today's post. The goal is to write a book blurb from the following picture:

I'm such a slacker I'm doing a two-fer to make up for it. Here's the March 24 installment:

Snake Eyes: How a Stay in Room 215 Almost Killed Me
by Lao C. Odds

For years, I had heard about people who struck it rich in the casinos of Vegas. How they went from rags to riches on the boulevard of neon. For me, it wasn't the case at all. I went there filled with hope, and barely escaped with my life.

It all started when attendants to a herpetology convention took over half of the rooms in the Stardust hotel. Those lovers of all things slithery were living large and learning all about their favorite reptilians.

Unbeknownst to me, Freddy, a full-grown Copperhead, escaped his cage in Room 215. On my first day at the hotel, Freddy struck - and sunk his fangs into my calf, his venom wreaking havoc with my body.

The odds were against me, but I hit the jackpot of LIFE - and met my $6000 deductible in the process.

Read all about my death-defying adventure in Las Vegas.
(150 words)

Okay, the current picture:

Making America Great Selfish Again - Mine, Mine, All Mine!
by Moe Stuff Nowe

The United States has become a nation of whiny brats. Americans take what they want, and control everything (and everyone) that deigns to come to their borders.

How did we fall so far off that pedestal of generosity so fast?

Read the current research on conspicuous consumption and how our leaders have encouraged the "gimmeization" of our country.

Thought leaders discuss how we can return to a kinder, gentler America - or are we too late to change back?

Here's what readers say about Making America Selfish - Mine, Mine, All Mine!:

Author's note: 
The rest of the page is blank because the author refused to pay the reviewers for comments. Selfish bastards.

113 words - where do I pick up my check?


  1. Just when I was concerned about venomous activity in Vegas, you slayed me with the content and author's name in the next blurb. This comes so easily to you, doesn't it?

    1. The Vegas one was harder to do. I didn't want to write about gambling, but wanted to use the term "snake eyes".

      The second one was just too easy. It was so obvious to me (and was very similar in tone to Sioux's post).

      My goal is to make them funny every time I do one...and I hope whomever reads it thinks it's funny to them, too. :)

  2. Kim--I tried to stay unpolitical with my blurb--I really did--but once I started, I couldn't stop.

    I loved the author's note. Make America Selfish Again... So true.

    Thanks for playing along. Two blurbs? I can barely write one a week, and you wrote two.

    1. When I saw the plane and the tower in the fists of Lady Liberty, I was reminded of a selfish toddler - and now we have one in the Oval Office. The only reason I did two was that I thought the Vegas pic was for this Talk about no attention to detail!

    2. Kim--I am so glad you do things like that (at least this once). I do it all the time, and then have to admit, "I zoned out for part of the instructions," or "I'm sorry, but I didn't really follow the directions. Instead, I did my own thing."

  3. Very clever (Las Vegas blurb - well both are good, but)... since I just got back from there... I had thought about making a post with it, but... slacker AND you did TWO!


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