An Easy Sport #It’sSix-SentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp

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I used to hate bowling because I could only manage gutter balls most of the time, and my limited vision didn’t help. Then, in college, when I took a requisite physical education class, the instructor took pity on me, giving me a lane all to myself at first and working with me to improve my game. Gradually, my score increased from 0 to 76. For Christmas that year, I received a new ball and shoes, and I continued to bowl for a while after that. I even got involved in a league, but my team was disbanded due to lack of interest, and no other team captain contacted me. Maybe my 76 average didn’t make me league material.

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How about you? Is there a particular sport at which you excelled? I’d love to read about it in the comments.

Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for inspiring the above vignette with her six-sentence prompt for this week. If you’re a blogger and would like to participate in her hop, click here.

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And now, I’m pleased to announce that on Sunday, July 11th, I’ll be participating in a virtual poetry reading, where anyone is welcome to attend and share a poem or two. This will take place at 5 p.m. mountain time on Zoom. You can click here for more information.

Also, throughout the month of July, My Ideal Partner and The Red Dress are available from Smashwords ABSOLUTELY FREE as part of its annual summer/winter sale. You can visit my Smashwords author page to download these books. Happy reading!

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.

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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: https://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

3 thoughts on “An Easy Sport #It’sSix-SentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp”

  1. If the sport involves a ball of any size, I am sure to get hurt. I hated gym classes in school when we had to play volley ball, or other sports wiht a ball – too painful.

    However, I love riding a motorcycle – I like speed and the finesse of handling a 500 pound bike beneath me – and riding for hours on switchbacks on mountaneous roads – anywhere. Sinc

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    1. Lynda, I also hated P.E. classes in elementary school and junior high for the same reason you did. In high school, I was able to opt out. Thank goodness!

      I’m glad you found a sport you enjoy. I like to walk and participate in water exercise classes at the YMCA. If I have another opportunity sometime, I may try bowling again.

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