Thomas’s Birthday Gift #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp

Image contains: Abbie, smiling.

Welcome to another edition of Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up. The prompt word this week is “handle,” and the idea is to write a story, poem, or essay in no more and no less than six sentences, using the word at least once in any way, shape, or form.

In the following six-sentence excerpt from my novel, The Red Dress, thirteen-year-old Thomas has just received a bike for his birthday. At the beginning, his mother Eve is speaking.


“There’s a card from Grandpa pinned to the handlebars. Why don’t you see what it says?”


Thomas unclipped the note and gazed at it for a moment. “Dear Thomas,” he finally read. “This was my bike a long time ago when I was your age… Happy Birthday, and Go, Rockies!”


So, who are the Rockies, and what happens after that? Well, you’ll just have to read The Red Dress and find out. To participate in this week’s hop and read other bloggers’ contributions, 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

Front cover 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.



My Amazon Author Page





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:

7 thoughts on “Thomas’s Birthday Gift #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp”

  1. I love that too – Thomas’s grandfather giving him his bike when he was young. The gesture so much more meaningful than if he gave his grandson a new bike. Of course, that’s from the perspective of an adult, lol.
    My guess from the “Go Rockies!”, is he and grandpa are pretty tight so I’m confident Thomas will treasure his “new” bike.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love the real-life stories that come to mind with these SSS prompts. I wonder if Grandpa had restored it, or if Thomas and Grandpa worked together to get it in tip-top shape? Maybe Grandpa had some stories to share with Thomas about how he had learned to ride his bicycle.

    Liked by 1 person

What Do You Think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Live, Love, Laugh & Don't Forget to Breathe!

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Rosie Amber

Book reviewer and garden enthusiast. Updates from my Hampshire garden. Usually talking about books and plants. People do not forget books or flowers that touch them or excite them—they recommend them.


I’m just a girl, standing in front of a bread shop, asking for it to open.

Writing to be Read

Author's Blog - Book Reviews, Author Profiles and Reflections on Writing

Living in God's Pocket with ABI

Nurturing Compassion and Stewardship

The Thoughts and Ramblings of Steve

Musings, observations, and experiences as I make my way in the world.

Pictures From The Kitchen Window

Barbara Spencer Writes...


Bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled


journeys of the mind and body

Empish J. Thomas

Freelance Writer, Disability Blogger & Consultant

Clennell Anthony

Sexy, Fun, & Mysterious...


reflections on a passing life

luna's on line

Writing and Stuff by Chris Hall - Storyteller and Accidental Blogger

Mark Bierman

Adventures in Writing


The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

%d bloggers like this: