A Fire Not to Put Out #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.Photo Courtesy of Tess Anderson Photography

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When I was in high school during the late 1970’s, one of my favorite movie sound tracks was that of Saturday Night Fever. The last song on the album, “Burn Baby Burn,” made me uncomfortable back then. I’ve always feared fire and have never liked the idea of burning anything down.

But this song isn’t about arson. It’s about letting music ignite a spark in your soul that makes you want to dance. So, in that context, don’t stop, drop, and roll, but start moving, and have fun!

Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for inspiring the above with this week’s six-sentence prompt, in which the given word is “spark.” You can 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.Photo Resize and Description by

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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

11 thoughts on “A Fire Not to Put Out #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp #WritingPrompts #Inspiration”

  1. Hey! So thats where that song is from! lol
    no, seriously, while I lived through the ’70s there’s a bunch of music that is remembered, not necessarily properly curated. (Stayin Alive, of course is there at the top of the list but that’s in part due to the wonderful movie ‘Airplane!’)
    fun Six

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    1. Well, I don’t think “Burn Baby Burn” was as popular as some of the other songs used in the movie. The original version, as it appears on the soundtrack, is long. That’s probably why. Thank you for commenting.

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