It's Book Blurb Friday. Every week there is a great photo to get your imaginative juices flowing. Your challenge: write a blurb for a book to match the picture on the front cover, and keep it at 150 words or less...Go to Lisa Ricard Claro's blog to get a much better explanation than I have here...
Virginie was dying. Having given up on life, not even Nutella slathered on a croissant could tempt her. All she did was lie in bed all day and look out the window.
With her friends and family huddled around her, she pointed her finger towards the window and proclaimed, “I will only last as long as the geranium. When the last petal is gone, I will be gone as well.”
But the last few petals clung on all summer, into the fall and winter, and were still there the next spring. By that time, Virginie had regained the will to live, and no longer even gave the red flower a second thought.
Was the geranium magical? Or was some prank responsible for the ever-lasting petals refusing to budge? (The answer will surprise and move you.)
"I'm going to sue you! This sounds suspiciously like a story I wrote." --O Henry
"Did you know you can make a papier mache humidor out of those fallen geranium petals? Watch my show on Thursday to find out how..." --Martha Stewart
135 words not including the "reviews"