Down Shift #It’sSixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp

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I’m back in the saddle a day earlier than expected, since my brother Andy and his wife Christina, from Florida, left Tuesday afternoon to catch an early flight in Billings, Montana, Wednesday morning. For the past week, they have been visiting me here in Sheridan, Wyoming. Since they arrived last Thursday afternoon, we’ve attended a rodeo parade and my 40th high school class reunion and had dinner with friends. We also gathered with other family members to honor the memory of one of my uncles, who passed away last winter. For Andy and Christina’s seventh wedding anniversary, they were entertained by my singing group before eating dinner at a nice restaurant. Now that they’re gone, I need to shift back into work mode.


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


And now, I’m pleased to announce that 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.


New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Image contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

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:

15 thoughts on “Down Shift #It’sSixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp”

  1. It sounds like everyone had a lovely time. Visits with family can be exhausting, in a good way though 🙂
    So good see them, sad when they leave but just a little bit… relieved, lol
    Sounds as if the music gig is going well at the restaurant. How special your brother and sister in law got to see you perform.

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    1. Actually, my group doesn’t perform at the restaurant. We just thought it would be nice to surprise my brother and his wife with a song or two before they went there to eat, and we did. I’m sorry I didn’t make that more clear, but when you have only six sentences to work with, it can be tricky. LOL!

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  2. It’s hard to shift back to reality after you have had a wonderful visit with family or friends! Sounds like you packed in a lot of fun activities!

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