My Sibling and Me #It’s Six-Sentence Thursday Link Up

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When my younger brother was born in September of 1968, I was seven years old. Though disappointed that I didn’t have a sister instead, I loved him. I enjoyed crawling on the floor with him when he was a baby and playing games with him when he was older. Of course, we had our rivalry like other siblings, but we got along okay otherwise. Grown up now, we lead separate lives: he in Florida, teaching physics at a private high school, and me here in Wyoming, writing books, poems, stories, and blog posts. But we keep in touch, and he and his wife are planning to visit this summer, which will be great, since I haven’t seen them in over a year.


Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for inspiring the above vignette with her six-sentence story 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

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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:

17 thoughts on “My Sibling and Me #It’s Six-Sentence Thursday Link Up”

    1. Well, our childhood sibling rivalrys weren’t always fun. My younger brother and I often argued, and our parents had to intervene. Here’s the irony. They told us we shouldn’t fight, but then they fought.


    1. I’m also glad I’ll be able to see my brother this summer. To tell the truth, we don’t keep in touch as often as we should. I call or text him once in a while, but he always seems busy and rarely returns my calls or texts. Thank you for reading and commenting.


  1. Isn’t it a joy to have a sibling you love.

    My youngest brother was born when i was five, same year as your brother. It disappointed me greatly as i already had a stinky 3-year-old brother, and did not need another one!

    Of course, we do love each other now.

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  2. You remind me that siblings are very rare who don’t have rivalry between them. Once our siblings move away it’s as if the distance grows with each year unless an effort is made to stay in touch. And even then, it’s not the same as seeing each other in person. I hope you enjoy your brother’s visit this summer, Abbie.

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