Daily Prompt: Coming to a bookshelf near you:
Write a summary of the book you’ve always wanted to write for the back cover of its dust jacket.
Before the Lights Go Out by Lara Beckman (not her real name) (also this illustration is not the actual dust jacket and the two people on it are not even sisters)
Before the Lights Go Out is a brilliant collection of timeless stories, illuminating moments in the ordinary lives of two sisters who experience the same growing pains in childhood, but whose adult lives unfold in astoundingly different directions. There are twists of fate, chance encounters and life altering moments as their two pathways seem to diverge more often than they cross.
Their strongly based family connection and shared history is not something either of them can escape and although they both get lost or go temporarily missing in action over the years their lives continue to sporadically intertwine in delightful ways. There are beginnings and endings, arrivals and departures; accidents, misfortunes and tragedies, always interspersed with large doses of good luck, good times and miracles.
The sisters chronicles are profoundly memorable, funny, authentic, sometimes irreverent. Prepare to be amused, shocked and amazed at how strange and extraordinary two ordinary lives can be.
Author’s Note: Although these stories may strike random family members as being autobiographical in nature, I assure you they are pure fiction and more or less completely made up, based so losely on fact as to be irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. I swear. Really, I’m almost totally serious about the fictional part. So stop worrying about it. Your secrets are safe with me.