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.
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.
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
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.