From Sioux's Page, Sioux offers this challenge.
She posts a picture and you need to imagine it as a graphic for a book. You choose the genre and book title, and then write a blurb that might appear on the back of the book.
· The blurb should be 150 words or less (not including the title).
· The genre is wide-open.
· Each blogger should include their blurb on their own blog, and link back to this post.
· Have fun with it. Go to the other posts and comment on the other blurbs.
· You can do fancy techy things with the photo.
(Join in if you dare...! It sounds like fun! I think this would be a lot of fun to do with students especially since they would be expected to write 150 words or less!)
I Just Want to Quit
Jimmy was tired of school, his parents and even his so-called friends. Everyone gave him a hard time! He walked down the dirt road without thinking and when he looked up, he saw a farmer watching him from the big combine in the field. He started wishing that he could do something like that.
The farmer climbed down and asked if he could help him, Jimmy blurted out, “I just want to quit!”
The farmer invited him to sit down in the shade of the old apple tree. “Do you want to talk about it young fella?” he asked.
Jimmy looked down and and said, “Everyone calls me dumb and lazy. My friends make fun of me! I just want to quit!”
Read the words of wisdom he said to Jimmy. See how the old man tried to help. and how he helped Jimmy gain confidence in himself. (148 words)