You Can Beam, but You Can’t Hide #Six-Sentence Thursday

When I was in college, I was a Star Trek fan. Although the idea scared me, I like the concept of the transporter, a device that converted your molecules and atoms into light and beamed you from one place to another. Whenever I was in a situation in which I didn’t want to be, I imagined myself unclipping a communicator from my belt and saying, “Scottie, beam me out of here!” In a flash of light, I was gone. Oh, if it only were that easy. Unfortunately, our problems always find us, no matter what method we use to escape them.


The above is in response to Girlie on the Edge’s six-sentence prompt for this week. The idea is to write a story or poem of no more and no less than six sentences, using the prompt word, “beam,” at least once. If you’d like to participate in this on your own blog, click here. Otherwise, you can leave your six-sentence creation in the comment field below.

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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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:

21 thoughts on “You Can Beam, but You Can’t Hide #Six-Sentence Thursday”

  1. I hear you, Abbie! Little did we know the impact Star Trek would have on our culture 😀
    “Beam me up, Scottie” – talk about a universally recognized saying, lol
    Love the title of your Six. Says it all doesn’t it 🙂
    Do come by GirlieOnTheEdge and link your Six –
    If Inlinkz gives you any pushback, shoot me an e-mail or leave a comment and I’ll hook you up 😀

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      1. I read somewhere that Leonard N never said Beam ME UP Scotty. I wasn’t trying to be unkind. I haven’t watched every episode, so I don’t know. We (the world) just take it for granted that he said those exact words. We butcher movie quotes all the time. Just aks Rhett! HA!

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  2. It is so true how our problems (life lessons) always find us. They only finally leave us alone when we have learned all there is about each problem (life lesson). So it seems in my life.


  3. I never watched the program, but of course I heard the famous phrase 🙂 When I was in college I received a card that said, “Wherever you go, there you are”…as in, there’s no escape from our problems, particularly if they’re within us (as was the case for me). Great write!!

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