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.
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New! The Red Dress
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
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.