Friday, July 22, 2011

The Wrath

gives us the book cover

Could this blurb encourage you to buy this book?

Fleur de Mignon
(Translated into English by Rupert Parks)

Suddenly Alexis understands!
The papers had been full of it.......back then!
Now, a hundred years later, she knows the answer.
Bernard's disappearance!
The removal of the icon!
The blood stains on the carpet!
The fruitless search for the body.
Does she dare to smash the statue and reveal all?
Even at this late date will she be pursued by The Wrath?
The tension will be unbearable!

The Chicken Sexers Chronicle: I kept thinking 'I know the answer!' But I didn't.




My quill is now sharpened; my knife laid aside.
So now for my missive to start.
To think that you, promised to me as my bride,
Should tell me that we have to part!
When you dropped your kerchief (and was it by chance?)
Your eyes met his eyes and I knew
There was much more than gratitude there in your glance,
And I saw that he noticed it too.
You hussy! You trollop! You bobtail! You wench!
They are laughing at me in the street!
You treat me as though I were some sort of stench!
To think that I once thought you sweet!
But stay! See my pen knife laid there close to hand!
A knife can cut more than a quill!
I'm feeling the blade! It is sharp! It is planned!
You will learn that a pen knife can


Sandra Davies said...

I couldn't bear to smash this statue ...but the story would have me enthralled.

Hootin Anni said...

Grab the penknife and run!!! Run fast!!


Have a super duper weekend.

Tammy said...

Love the implications in the first one. What is in that statue??!! That alone would make me buy the book.

And The Letter is just wonderful! Has a "My Last Duchess" feel to it!!! Creepily delicious.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

To have all the answers hidden inside the statue ... that is very original place to hide them. I want to know more!

Your poem is excellent, but it creeps me out. I bet that is exactly how those weirdo think ... that somebody falsely represents themselves when they are just being friendly and then must be killed for it. Scary!

Kathy M.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Yes, I would read the book based on the blurb. I like that you declare the mystery solved ("Alexis understands")and then offer gory details and the promise of something horrendous ("The Wrath").

The Letter is chilling. I enjoyed the prose and the tone of a different era.

Bookie said...

I'd like to know what is inside the statue!!! But at what cost???

Grandma's Goulash said...

"Interesting", I thought, "but I bet i know how this story goes. Then I read the review:

"I kept thinking 'I know the answer!' But I didn't."

Now I really want to read that story.

Kay L. Davies said...

I have to borrow Sandra's word "enthralled" to describe how the book blurb made me feel, Brenda. However, the thrall was ruined by "The Chicken Sexers Chronicle" giving its opinion.
So, I was still laughing when I started to read The Letter, but I soon stopped laughing, and was feeling quite ill by the time I reached the last lines. Death by pen knife would be, at best, slow and agonizing. Ugh.
Fabulously well done, Brenda.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Susan Fobes said...

Love the blurb-so mant questions begging to be answered...

And your second poem gave me the chills-LOL!

Calico Crazy said...

An intriguing blurb, I'm dying to know the answers. Someone pass me the hammer. ~ Calico Contemplations

Anonymous said...

Quill poem is fabulous! Made me chuckle.

Sioux Roslawski said...

The story would keep me reading til the very end, and the letter was definitely chilling.

You had quite a prolific day.