LOBSTERS must molt in order to grow, which leaves them vulnerable. Wait, isn't that the same for humans? We too, are most vulnerable when we break out of our shells.
About this Campaign
The hardest thing about self-publishing a novel is promoting and marketing the story once it has been written. Who do you market to? What’s their contact info and will they even read the letter? How do you reach people outside of your own network? With your pledge, all proceeds from this Kickstarter campaign, after rewards and fees have been paid, will go to pay Smith Publicity to help me with a one month national publicity campaign promoting Pinching Lobsters.
If this is your first experience with Kickstarter, you have the opportunity to back this project by clicking one of the Pledge links to the right. Here's another thing: You won't be charged until and unless this project reaches its goal. It's all or nothing with Kickstarter. If we don't reach our goal by July 18, then there's no cost to you - and we get nothing. However, if we do make it, then your card will be charged and the publicity campaign for Pinching Lobsters will be officially underway - thanks to YOU!
What has been completed for this project?
I’ve already written the novel. You can find ebooks for $2.99 at Amazon, iBookstore and Barnes and Noble. A paperback version is available on Amazon for $10.00. All links can be found through my website.
About this story
A failed marriage proposal sends one man off the deep end, where he forms an unlikely bond - with a lobster
Have you ever been dumped? The hilarity of ones behavior upon hearing those frightful words, “we need to talk,” is universal. It’s bad. It’s embarrassing. For me, there was that one girl. This story is not about her, but she planted the seed, deep - and proceeded to water it.
Pinching Lobsters takes a humorous, dramatic and often adventurous look at one man who has recently been dumped, broken up with, tossed out, brushed aside. It focuses on those first few days after. The blur.
Danny takes his girlfriend Stacy to their favorite seafood restaurant to propose to her. The kind with the live lobster tanks at the front. He arranges with the maitre d' to have a diamond strapped to the claw of one of lobsters that now has "Stacy" written on its shell. She would order lobster. Stacy always ordered lobster. She would see the modest diamond, and then Danny would drop to one knee as many before him have and take the leap from his shell.
The look in her eyes tells him all he needs to know as he notices other eyes taking witness. A silence overcomes the room as he begins his descent off the cliff. Far above he hears her “letting him down easy,” but it’s never easy. Upon crashing to the ground, he stands up and does the only thing he can think to do.
Rubberneckers witnessing this tragic event block the front door. He turns and runs to the back of the restaurant, through the bright lights of the kitchen’s swinging doors. Away from the eyes. Beside the oven he sees Stacy’s lobster, waiting it’s own tragic event - death by boiling water. A bond forms. We’re in this sinking boat together. He escapes out the back, with Stacy’s lobster.
Danny has gone off the deep end and there at the bottom, a lobster lays beside him. He grasps firmly to fact that he saved this lobster. He now wants to save more. To hide from his own demise, Danny begins a journey of pinching live lobsters from anywhere he can find them - grocery stores, bait shops, from right off the boats at the pier.
But he is sinking fast. The law is after him, his ex is calling. His father just found out. Bad decisions have taken over. He must make one more. Save himself or save the lobster.
Thank you for taking the time to look at this page. Any pledge amount will be greatly appreciated. Also, sharing the link to this Kickstarter page would be of great help in getting the word out.
About the Rewards
Link to adopt a lobster
Limited Edition Pinching Lobsters t-shirt
3-D Lobster puzzle
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