Coming to Her Senses #It’s Six-Sentence Story Thursday Link-Up

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On a cold winter day, with snow on the ground and the wind blowing, Celia stared out the window of her squalid New York City apartment at the swirling flakes. She had no money left to pay for heat, electricity, and other amenities, and she shivered, wrapping her sweater more tightly around her. At least her cellular plan was paid until the end of the month. She withdrew her phone from her pocket and made a call. “Mom, you were right about me not being able to make it in New York. I want to come home.”


Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for inspiring the above story with her six-sentence prompt for this week. If you’d like to participate in her blog hop, click here.


By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Service 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

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 two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. 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 “Coming to Her Senses #It’s Six-Sentence Story Thursday Link-Up”

  1. Good job she still had her phone and a parent at the other end of the line. Yikes, I remember it was so cold one winter in this shabby old apartment I lived at with no heating, my bottle of water I kept on the bedside table had ice in it the next morning.

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  2. Isn’t it cool how many Six writers can identify with your story. While our histories may be similar, the response is a direct compliment on your skillful execution of this tale from life.

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  3. Sometimes we have to learn by doing in spite of warnings from our elders or family members. The saying “Nothing ventured, nothing gained” is so very true even though I’m sure in hindsight we might have wished we’d listen to the warnings.
    Good Six, Abbie!

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