I’m pleased to announce that a couple of my works and an advertisement for my latest book have been published in the current issue of The Writer’s Grapevine, put out quarterly by author and marketing assistant Patty Fletcher. This time around, I had the opportunity to not only contribute to this publication but to edit work that other writers submitted. Seeing a preview of coming attractions was fun.
Now, you can click one of the links below to read this magazine in pdf or docx format and enjoy poems, stories, and essays. Many authors, myself included, have advertisements for latest books. So, if you’re looking for something good to read, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy!
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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?