Disasters #It’sSix-SentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp

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Hurricane season starts June 1st and ends November 31st. Here in Wyoming, we don’t need to worry about hurricanes, but for my brother and his family in Florida, it’s a different story. Although they live several miles inland, when a hurricane threatens their area, they put up special shutters, move their patio, porch, and yard furniture to the garage, and buy extra supplies. Meanwhile, I sit at home, keep an ear open to the news, and hope they’re safe.

Here in Wyoming, it’s forest fire season, but Sheridan is far enough away that all we have to do is put up with smoke. I feel so lucky but don’t take my good fortune for granted.

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Thanks to this week’s six-sentence story prompt from Girlie on the Edge for inspiring the above vignette. How about you? What disaster season is it in your area? How are you coping? If you’re a blogger and would like to participate in this week’s hop, click here.

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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 Bookss

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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: https://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

22 thoughts on “Disasters #It’sSix-SentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp”

  1. Rainy season is here now, but in the past few years the summer fire seasons have been pretty scary. Back in March, there was a huge fire on Table Mountain which destroyed parts of the university including the beautiful old library that contained so many treasures. Fortunately nobody was seriously hurt. We are constantly reminded we’re at the mercy of the elements.

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    1. All of us, no matter where we are have something in the weather to watch for.

      In Northeast TN USA where I am of late it has been flooding. Several times during the past few springs we’ve had serious rainfall and flooding. A year or so back, we had mudslides to the point that there are still some area roads which are not quite yet back to where they were before.

      Where Abbie is it’s winter and for many of you it is either fire or tornados. And then of course there are the hurricanes.

      However, also of late, we’ve all been seeing stranger than usual weather patterns. What this means is different for everyone because everyone has a different take on it. But no matter what you call it it is happening. And can cause disasters.

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  2. It is only June, and we are facing extremely hot weather the next few days. This is very unusual weather anytime during the summer here, so I hate to think what August may bring. The fires are already starting in some parts of the state, and I am hoping we don’t end up with forest fires in this part of the state again like happened last year.I am glad you are in a safe place for now.

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    1. Here in Wyoming, we’ve been having unseasonably hot weather as well, but for the past couple of days, it has been cloudy and cool. I imagine that will change, though, and we already have at least one forest fire that I know of. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  3. It seems no one of recent years is exempt from the natural weather threats having potential for disaster. I’ve experienced hurricanes in RI and coastal FL and one forest fire in FL. No region of the country is exempt from weather events and unfortunately, they seem to increase each year. Be safe Abbie and the same for your brother and his family.

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    1. Where my daughter lives in Mississippi they have tornadoes all spring and summer long. She says it is a constant state of stress for her because they live in a trailer. She’s trying to move but hasn’t had any luck yet.

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