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Welcome to another edition of Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up. This week’s word is “space.” In the following excerpt from Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me, Marti, after a rough morning, is visiting her mother in the nursing home, and her mother has just cried on her shoulder. Let’s see what happens next.
I handed her a Kleenex from the box on the nightstand. She blew her nose and said, “I’m sorry. Whatever I did, I’m sorry.”
In the car, as I was getting ready to pull out of my parking space, my cell phone rang. When I saw that Sarah’s school was calling, I realized I’d forgotten her lunch money. It was my turn to cry.
Why was Marti having a rough morning? What did Grandma do that she had to apologize for? Read the book and find out.
Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for inspiring me to post the above excerpt with her six-sentence prompt for this week. You can click here to participate in this week’s hop and read other bloggers’ six-sentence creations.
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Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.
Independently published with the help of DLD Books.
Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.
After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.
Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.
Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?