The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book Blurb Friday # 17

         Yes, it's Book Blurb Friday.(Actually, it's still Thursday, but if I take too long writing this, it will indeed be Friday by the time I get through.)

          The reason why we slather and clamor every week is 1) we get a great photo to inspire us (Sandra, what did you do to the spider web to make it appear so white?) 2) We get to hone our blurb-writing skills (150 words or less) and 3) we get to read everyone else's blurb.

            Go to Lisa Ricard Claro's blog, link your blurb to the efficient Mister Linky, and enjoy the other BBFs that are posted.

Granny, I Got the Clicker Now!

Cecil was smitten and nothing—not even that old bat!—could keep him from his one true love.

That blue-haired biddy insisted on watching her shows, as if no one else mattered on the face of this pitiful planet. Lounging in her Lazy-Boy, Granny refused to loosen her gnarly grip on the clicker.

He longed to gaze at his love’s orange, fake-baked flesh as she scampered across the screen…But no! Granny would not give it up!

Finally, Cecil exploded. A new Jersey Shore was coming on; still, she wouldn’t surrender the remote. In a fury, he grabbed Granny’s tiny frame, carried her out into the front yard, and opening the driver’s side door, placed her in the front seat of the ’64 Falcon that sat up on blocks.

That had been seven months ago. “Aaah, Snooki,” he sighed, as he gazed out the window. Had Granny learned her lesson yet? (150 words--whew!) 

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  1. Hahaha! You're so funny, Sioux! Driven mad by Snooki--not too far-fetched. :) Too bad he didn't put her out with Granny. And poor Granny, the old TV remote hog...she picked the wrong guy to mess with!

  2. I remember how we couldn't make a peep when Grandma was watching her stories. And protests about watching Studio Wrestling and Lawrence Welk? - Unheard of!

    Grandpa Cecil might be in a heap of trouble, all over a woman wearing a fake tan - that sort of thing happens all the time, in real life.

    He'd have been better off if he just bought a second TV.

    So, did Granny get out of the car on her own and move out? Or did she come to a sad end?

    When's the book being published - I gotta know!

  3. Your last paragraph made me laugh out loud!

  4. "Had Granny learned her lesson yet?"
    Sounds like they lived in the counry, if the '64 Ford was in the front yard for seven months and nobody noticed Granny in the front seat.
    — K

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

  5. Will still be giggling for a while over this. It reminds me of "Throw Mama from the Train" meets "My Name is Earl." I am dying to know what Granny's been doing in that car for seven months!!!

  6. He must be a weirdo ... living off of Grandma and hating her having control over what comes on t.v. and all.

    Yuck, buy now she must be going through summer in that old car.

    Have a great weekend!


  7. cracked me up big-time with this, Sioux! They say too much television time is not good for us, but this lad took it a bit too far...LOL. Poor Granny and poor, pathetic Cecil...Snooki may be a dubious catch but even she would have taste enough to avoid this pitfall! Love your story...:)

  8. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, cool. A murder mystery. None better.

    Thanks for popping in to visit and comment on my blurb. Have a great weekend.

  9. I didn't know whether to laugh or not-things got serious quickly when the psycho put grandma in the car... LOL!

  10. The love of Snooki is the root of all evil.

  11. ROFL - what a scream!

    hmmm .. perhaps literally?

    Great job - I really enjoyed this one!

  12. You have to know that I am rooting for Granny. She could have gotten out of that car sooner, but she was planning revenge. Cecil's going to be sorry. :D


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