Break-Up #It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up

Today, I’m trying a new feature. The object here is to write a story in no more and no less than six sentences. This week’s prompt word is “shower.” Here’s my contribution.




My phone rang while I was in the shower. With the water running, I didn’t hear it, but when I got out, I noticed Jake had called. This was it, I thought with relief. He would tell me the rumor about him being with another woman was false. But a minute later, tears rolled down my cheeks when I checked my voicemail and found his message. “Hi, I just called to say that I’m sorry, but you and I are done.”


Note: the song below also inspired the above story.


Now, it’s your turn. To learn how you can participate, click here. Alternatively, you can leave your six-sentence story in the comment field below. Any way you do it, I look forward to reading it.


By the way, from now until July 31st, you can download My Ideal Partner and The Red Dress absolutely free from Smashwords as part of its annual summer/winter sale. Click here to visit my Smashwords author page.

Also, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. Thank you for reading. Stay safe, happy, and healthy, and may you always have positive experiences.

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Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.


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19 thoughts on “Break-Up #It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up”

    1. I’m not a fan of sad endings. So, if I were to continue the story, I’m sure my character would indeed turn this break-up into something positive. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.


  1. ‘Why did he do it on Christmas Eve? Everything had seemed good and I was looking forward to my best Christmas ever. I was taking him home to meet my parents. He couldn’t even tell me to my face. He didn’t even have the courage to phone. My whole future collapsed when he dumped me with a text message.’

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    1. This is great, but it looks like you forgot to use the word “shower.” That’s the idea, to write a six-sentence story using that word. I’m sorry if I didn’t make that clear.

      Otherwise, I like the story. I agree that Christmas Eve is the worst time for a break-up. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Breakups are always painful but breaking up by voicemail?! That’s just as bad if not worse than text. Hopefully, her sadness dissipates quickly.
    Music is comfort, catharsis and absolutely, inspiration.

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