buddy Sioux is hosting Back-of-the-Book-Blurb Friday. I have 150 words to entice you to buy
my fake book. This week was a challenge for
creatively-challenged Val. Nothing humorous flowed. She can't write mystery.
She can't write romance. So today's fake book takes you
back to Val's roots
to a cliche' setting with cardboard characters. Pony up that fake bankroll and
fake-buy this fake book!
Some Cats Are Best Left Bagged
"Ain't no good never comes from lettin' the cat outta the bag." Granny Grunion rocked her chair slowly, snapping beans on the front porch. Heat lightning flashed across the valley. A grasshopper called for a mate. "Some things you'uns need to keep to yoreself. Like when the child don't look like the husban'. An' what you saw the turtles eatin' that rose to the top o' the pond."
"Yes'm. I reckon so." Katy tucked a sweaty tendril of red hair behind her right ear. Cicadas buzzed. She pushed her big toes against the smooth boards of the porch to keep the swing moving. Chewing the inside of her bottom lip, she thought about what she had flung down the second hole of the outhouse this morning.
Granny spat a squirt of tobacco into the dusty yard. "Unh huh. Ain't never no good comes from lettin' the cat outta the bag." (150 words)
Fake Reviews For Val’s Fake Book
Carl Sandburg…”My rather tepid experience with this fake book came on little cat feet. I sat on my haunches and read over it. Then moved on.”
Tom…”Me and my buddy Jerry did not find this fake book funny in the least.”
Garfield…”Can't hold a candle to a good lasagna cookbook! The best thing to do with this fake book is throw it at Nermal.”
Puss…”My boots were made for walkin'! AWAY from this fake book, posthaste!”
Indiana Jones…”I could unearth better treasures in a litter box than THIS crappy fake book.”
Grumpy Cat…”Meh. I'd just as soon go back in the bag to live out my 9th life as read this fake book!"
Morris..."Call me finicky, but I'd sooner eat day-old generic cat food than read this fake book."
The Cat in the Hat..."We read this fake book. Beat our heads on the wall. Thevictorian woman has sure got some gall."