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!)
The Man in the Woods
Tommy was quietly crying when he heard a voice.
“Hello little boy. What’s the matter?” the voice asked.
Tommy looked around and didn’t see anyone. All he saw was a stone face. Then the face moved and said, “Don’t be scared. Are you alright?”
Tommy answered, “I’m lost and I can’t find my mom and dad. We were hiking and then I saw a deer so I tried to follow it quietly so I wouldn’t scare it. When I turned around, I couldn’t find my parents. How can a stone face like you talk?”
The man answered, “Well, why don’t you sit a spell while we wait for your parents to find you and I’ll tell you a story. I used to be a gnome in the forest until I came upon a witch who cast a spell on me.”
Read on to hear the story the gnome tells. (149 words)