Doing without #Wednesday Words

The hardest thing for me to give up would be electricity. I rely on this for food storage, meal preparation, and staying warm in winter and cool during the summer months. Without power, my computer, modem/wireless router, and printer wouldn’t work, and that would adversely affect my writing career.

This leads me to the next hardest thing for me to give up, the Internet. As I’m sure most of you know, I post to this blog almost every day. A lack of Internet service would make this impossible, and you would all lose touch with me. Also, during these uncertain times imposed by the coronavirus, I do most of my socializing online. So, without the Internet, I would be truly isolated.

Another way I keep in touch is by phone. So, without phone service, I wouldn’t be able to talk to family and friends, arrange transportation, or perform other tasks.

Also, it would be hard to give up water. This is essential, not only for drinking but for bathing. In the so-called good old days before plumbing, people drew water from a well or used a pump. I hope I never have to do those things to obtain water. I also wouldn’t want to revert to the old ways of communicating, food preparation, and keeping my house at a comfortable temperature year round.


How about you? What would be the hardest things for you to give up? Why?

Thanks to blogger Stevie Turner for addressing these questions on this week’s Open Book Blog Hop. If you’d like to participate, click here. Otherwise, you can leave your answer in the comment field.

By the way, 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. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.

New! The Red Dress

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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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at:

4 thoughts on “Doing without #Wednesday Words”

    1. Fortunately, I’ve never been without electricity for more than a few hours at the most, and I hope I’m never in that situation. But in your case, Stevie, I can see why water would be more essential for you than it would be for me. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  1. You are so right. We have gas, good, but when our gas central heating broke down I was putting my wheatbags in the microwave to help me get warm. If we counted every single item in our home that uses electricity, I wonder how many!

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