A Mobile Distraction #It’sSixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp

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A cell phone can be dangerous when using it while doing something else. When I receive a call or text while walking, I either ignore it or stop and deal with it. I don’t walk and talk or text at the same time. When walking or driving, it’s important to focus on the task at hand and not give in to distractions. You may think you can drive and talk or text, but studies have shown that performing these tasks simultaneously is hard to do safely. I know changing behavior is difficult, but it’s better to accept what you can’t do and focus on what you can do than try doing something you can’t, hurting yourself and/or others in the process.

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

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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.

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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 two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. 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 http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com.

15 thoughts on “A Mobile Distraction #It’sSixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp”

  1. Good advice: “it’s better to accept what you can’t do and focus on what you can do than try doing something you can’t”. I find it difficult to even listen to music or talk while walking or driving. I’ll miss something when doing both.

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  2. So true! We engage in two kinds of activity, high brain function activity (reading, driving, talking) and low brain function activity (brushing teeth, washing dishes, pushing a vacuum cleaner) and while we can talk while washing dishes, or fold clothes while listening to the news, we cannot perform two high brain function activities at the same time without a loss of ability to concentrate on both.

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  3. Amen to that Abbie! I have witnessed people driving, holding the phone to their ears and, in slower traffic, watch how apparent it is they are almost oblivious to the fact they are driving. Extremely frightening to witness and worrisome that it is inevitable they’re destined to have a horrible accident at some point.
    I’d never thought about it, but I find myself agreeing with Mimi about focus and concentration. I guess it is a matter of having to choose one activity (or combination of) over another.

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  4. A friend of mine wants to launch a campaign to have all posts and poles on pavements covered in thick foam to protect people like her that walk into them whilst gazing at her phone! In the UK, you can get a massive fine if you even touch your phone when driving, but some still risk it. A great six Abbie.

    My Six!

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