Thursday, March 31, 2011

Delphiniums & Dual Exhaust

It is time for Book Blurb Friday. Here is my fictitious fiction, based on the photo prompt below!



"Brandi McQueen seemingly had it all--a custom muscle car, killer blue eyes, and a smile that could melt a girl at twenty paces. Then she met Connie, an Aussie expat and the wife of local business big wheel Dick Hedd. Connie seemed to belong to a different world, but was, as Brandi found out, a classic spaghetti girl--straight until wet. The woman sent out more mixed signals than a Mexican tv station.

Driven mad by the teasing, Brandi accidentally crashes her car into a tree, suffering a broken acrylic nail. Connie hurries to Nicole's Nail Palace, where she keeps vigil at Brandi's side. Will Brandi recover? Can Connie come to terms with her passionate new feelings? Can Dick Hedd figure out how to work the washing machine?  Read "Delphiniums & Dual Exhaust" to find out!"

(137 words)

Note: the prompt picture isn't a delphinium. The picture below is delphiniums. They look pretty much like small triffids. But, as this is a (non-existent) lesbian romance novel, the (again, imaginary) publisher went with a rose, or something, for the cover art.

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25 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh i would read it for sure...i like spaghetti, as long as it is not me...and flowers, lots of flowers...

Lynn said...

Nice book blurb--and I love the title of your blog - Word Garden.

Susan Fobes said...

Okay, I've stopped laughing about the broken nail and cut on the husband's lack of skills long enough to say nicely done! (I need this tonight!!)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

LOL You got me with the broken nail. Still laughing. Great job with the blurb!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

LMAO!!!! Those damn publishers and their flower choices. You are too funny. I love the names of your characters and your story. I'd read it for sure!

Kathy M.

Sandra Davies said...

Loved the spaghetti/Mexican radio references

Ami Mattison said...

I'm still laughing over wet spaghetti! Good one, Shay!

Ellie said...

Stop making me laugh. It's not good for the stomach muscles!

Brilliant blurb!

Book Blurb Friday

Margo Benson said...

Hilarious! Love the broken nail trauma and spaghetti!

jabblog said...

Hilarious! Dick Hedd - a spaghetti girl - the acrylic nail disaster!

Linda O'Connell said...

Your word choices have me laughing so hard!

Jenners said...

There just aren't enough nail-biters (ha!) in the lesbian romance genre --- I'll buy two copies please!

Tony Benson said...

Hilarious. I love the humour. I'd read it :-)

ellen abbott said...

too funny

hedgewitch said...

I'm snorflin over the whole thing--this book actually has a better plot than many I've seen out there in the non-pasta romance field. And it goes without saying, the husband's name is sheer genius.

Never noticed it before, but delphiniums *do* look a bit like shrunken blue triffids...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

SO hilarious. I just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

p.s. and the title is wicked good.

Lynn said...

Brandi McQueen - such a cool name.

Mama Zen said...

Not a broken acrylic nail!!

K9friend said...

Tee-hee! Love the "classic spaghetti girl" line!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Bookie said...

Sounds like a fun read with a real kick!

liberal sprinkles said...

oh I am so NOT rooting for Dick Hedd! Nice blurb!

Sioux said...

I am so worried about that broken acrylic nail! The suspense is killing me!

I love the name Dick Hedd. And the answer is "no." He'll never learn how to use the washing machine. Nor will he ever learn to clean the toilet correctly...

Was the phrase "classic spaghetti girl" your creation? Very clever, either way...

Helen said...

No, that dickhead will never learn how to operate ~ anything!!

Tammy said...

When I read about the nail, I thought it must be a classic tragedy. Hope she lived! But then those names...ah, comic relief!!! Good one!