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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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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?