First of all, thank you to Val for introducing me to Sioux's blog. It's been ages since I last wrote any fiction and hopefully Sioux is right when she says it's like riding a bike.
The idea is that, using the photo Sioux posts as inspiration you write a book blurb in 150 words or less creating a title and making the book sound so exciting that people will rush out to buy it and then link it to Sioux blog via Mr. Linky.
So, here goes ...
Behind Closed Doors
Grownups talked about it in hushed voices shaking their heads whenever Lucy sidled up hoping they wouldn't notice her trying to listen to their conversation.
The children in the neighbourhood dared each other to run up the path and touch the hand half fearful the stories were true and the hand would reach out dragging them right in where unimaginable horrors awaited them.
Lucy felt sad for the hand with it's fluted sleeve.
Maybe it was just waiting to throw open the door and welcome you in.
Years went by, the hand became pitted and spotted with rust.
Passing one day Lucy noticed a sign in the window propped between the dirty glass and ragged net curtain.
FOR RENT in bold black letters, the number of the agent written underneath.
Had the time had come to take the hand and discover the real secrets behind the blue door. (word count 148)
I have to say, this was FAR more difficult than I expected it to be - I wanted to write so much more and actually DID write lots more and so had to do some serious culling of words.
It's amazing how much you can take out and say pretty much the same thing though - that might be something I should think about in future!