Posted on July 29, 2011 1:06 am under Story Ideas
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Adam stared at the pretty girl on the sidewalk and then at his friend-filled car.

“Sure Katie, you can come too, but you’ll have to squeeze in next to me.”

Adam plans on a carefree summer. KD2 plans on surviving in a primitive civilization.

Adam grew up in a suburban McMansion. KD2 grew up in a small spacecraft with six survivors of Sviluppare’s destruction, hurtling towards the nearest hospitable planet, Earth.

He finds her intense blue eyes a bit unnerving. The cosmetic implants were intended to help her blend. She finds them uncomfortable and unnecessary.

He says what people want to hear. She reads thoughts.

Before the afternoon is over, both are ready to part ways.

Fate has another idea.

I once gave a speech on why I opposed diversity training. The title raised a few eyebrows at my workplace, where diversity training was in strong force. My premise was that focusing on differences could sometimes blind us to a multitude of similarities. I truly believe that all humans are more alike than different. In this book, I’d like to watch an alien and a human make that discovery.


Book Blurb Friday is hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro, who posts a weekly photo and challenges us to “write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.” That’s quite a challenge, but it’s a lot of fun as well. Click on the image at the left to read more blurbs or enter one of your own. 

This week’s blurb has 121 words.



6 Responses to “Alienation”

  1. Susan Says:

    This would be an interesting read, and your title fit perfectly!

  2. Kay Davies Says:

    Wonderful! My father always said the same thing, we should focus on similarities, and soon there will be no differences. Well, I guess he was wrong about “soon” but I think he sure had the right idea and so do you. An excellent premise for a book.

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

  3. Kathy Matthews Says:

    Wow, what a very interesting storyline! I think you have yourself a winner here. True love from those of different galaxies. I like what you shared about diversity too.

    Thanks so much for coming over to visit,

    Kathy M.

  4. Lisa Ricard Claro Says:

    This is a great premise for a YA novel. The romance is universal, of course; but the diversity angle is what really sells the plot. Well done.

  5. Hootin' Anni Says:

    Much, much interest to captivate the mind here in your blurb. And something that’ll make a great Sci-Fi movie in the future. Whoa.

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  6. Tammy Says:

    I too love the title and YA appeal of your plot. Not to mention your last couple of sentences were huge hooks for me. This fake blurb thing is torturous at times, and this was one of them.