A Sin to Forget #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp #WritingPrompts #Inspiration

Abbie wears a blue and white V-neck top with different shades of blue from sky to navy that swirl together with the white. She has short, brown hair and rosy cheeks and smiles at the camera against a black background.

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It’s a sin to tell a lie. It’s a sin to sleep with another woman’s husband. It’s a sin to steal something.

It’s also a sin to suddenly realize that a six-sentence story is due today, and you haven’t written it. It’s a sin to not be more creative. But with so little time and so many irons in the fire, this will have to do.

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Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for her six-sentence story prompt for this week, in which the given word is “sin.” Click here to participate in this week’s hop and read other bloggers’ six-sentence creations.

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New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

The cover of the book features an older woman sitting in a wicker chair facing a window. The world beyond the window is bright, and several plants are visible on the terrace. Behind the woman’s chair is another plant, with a tall stalk and wide rounded leaves. The woman has short, white hair, glasses, a red sweater, and tan pants. The border of the picture is a taupe color and reads "Why Grandma Doesn't Know Me" above the photo and "Abbie Johnson Taylor" below it.

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?

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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

21 thoughts on “A Sin to Forget #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp #WritingPrompts #Inspiration”

  1. Hi Abbie, well-done.
    A grand way to show your talent on the fly.
    It would’ve been a sin for you to have done otherwise.
    It’s a pleasure working with you.
    When we first met, I wasn’t certain of how we’d work together.
    Over time, we’ve learned and grown and now working with you and watching you expand your creativity while helping to spread mine is a great joy!

    ___
    And there’s my 6-Sentence reply.

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      1. Hey again, to me, those are the best kind.

        You just open your imagination.

        Look inside.

        Heaven only knows, what you’re gonna find.

        Let the muse go in and have a look around.

        Suddenly, she’s yammering in your ear and on the page the words do appear.

        🤣

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    1. I know what you mean, Frank. Usually, I work on the piece earlier in the week before scheduling it to go live on my block on Thursdays. But yesterday, after receiving girlie on the edges post with the link, I realized I hadn’t even written the blessed piece this week. So, this was definitely spur Dash of Dash the Dash moment riding. Thank you for commenting.

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    1. Abbie’s 6 sentence stories are great.

      I need to get involved in this every now and then.

      Seems a sin not to do what I am always telling my clients to do.

      I must say, telling a story in 6 sentences is quite a challenge.

      I’m not sure I’m up to the task.

      I think, however, I may give it a try soon.

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      1. Absolutely, Patty! By the way, this weeks word is beat. Let me know if you want me to forward you Gurleys link when I get it on Wednesday, so you can put it on your blog if you decide to participate. Good luck.

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