Put on Your Masks and Roll Up Your Sleeves #It’sSixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp

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While COVID19’s Delta variant grips the United States and the rest of the world, people still aren’t taking this virus seriously. In Florida, the governor has refused to impose a mask mandate and threatened to defund school districts that do, and as a result, school districts have imposed opt-out mask mandates, meaning that parents can send their children to school on the first day with a note saying they don’t want their children to wear masks, which won’t do any good because many parents will probably opt out. Texas’s governor has ruled that no establishment can mandate mask-wearing, but many school districts are attempting to defy that, which I applaud.

Also, a good percentage of people refuse to be vaccinated. If there’s a sound medical reason, that’s one thing, but people who believe the misinformation about the vaccine or have religious or other reasons for not being vaccinated are nuts. We must all do our part to loosen the coronavirus’s grip on the United States and the world by putting on our masks and rolling up our sleeves, and all politicians must take this seriously.


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


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

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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

17 thoughts on “Put on Your Masks and Roll Up Your Sleeves #It’sSixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp”

  1. Excellent! I live in an area with one of the highest covid rates in the nation. Wearing a mask is expected for unvaccinated. When I go in a store (fully masked AND fully vaccinated), I am sometimes the only one wearing a mask. Since our vaccination rate is below 30%, and 100% of the people are not wearing a mask, then it appears we have a 70% liar rate.

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    1. Absolutely! Reliable sources such as the centers for disease control here in the United States say that we should wear masks and get vaccinated in order to keep this virus from spreading any further than it already has.


  2. I agree with you, Abbie. My husband and I were vaccinated (first jab) on 1 August which was the first day for our age group here in South Africa. My mom and aunt are full vaccinated and my son will go in September. I am happy to wear a mask and think they offer very good protection, especially the KN-95 ones.

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  3. I am in total agreement, Abbie. There is a lot of misinformation out there, which unfortunately is only leading to more cases and more deaths, etc.

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    1. You’re right. Also, I think people don’t want to change their behavior by wearing masks and social distancing. It’s like my parents, who wouldn’t quit smoking, even when I told them about the danger. They just wouldn’t except the evidence. That’s sad.


    1. Here in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control is recommending even fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors because you can still inadvertently pass on the virus to others, even if you don’t have symptoms. Thanks for your comment.

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  4. You’re talking to the poster child here.

    Back in March, i got the shots and didn’t tell my anti-vax relatives (they would have avoided me because i was “shedding” the virus and would infect them, which has been proven false but they believe it anyway).

    Then about 3 weeks ago the inevitable happened. The three strapping, healthy, few underlying conditions anti-vax men all got Covid. One went to the ER twice and is still on oxygen, one spent several days in the hospital and is still on oxygen, and the third was on a vent and almost died. He’s going to need rehab to relearn to walk.

    What happened to me, with my scarred lungs, two heart conditions, genetic high blood pressure, and no thyroid to speak of? Well, i’d had the shots, so when they brought it home to me, i got a sniffle for a couple of days and was over it.

    Yes, i wear a mask and a safety visor everywhere, and when i’m cleaning a house, i am also wearing gloves and disinfecting everything with either Lysol or bleach. It’s imperative that i stay safe and well, and that i do everything i can to never pass anything on to anyone else.

    And don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t get covid again or that you don’t need the shots if you had it. One church friend who got covid early on took 6 months to recover, got the shots, and then got covid again. The second time, she was sick for a couple of days and done with it.

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