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“What do you mean you don’t have biscuits and gravy?” Beth said, trying not to yell or cry, as she sat on the king-sized bed in her hotel room, clutching the phone to her ear. “This is the second day in a row that you haven’t had biscuits and gravy, even though it’s on the menu, and you know, it’s bad enough that I’m separated from my family, and now, I can’t have biscuits and gravy, my favorite breakfast, a meal I don’t have very often because my husband and kids don’t like it, and now, you’re out of biscuits and gravy again!”

As tears rolled down Beth’s cheeks, the room service operator said, “Well, is there something else I can get you?”

In disgust, Beth slammed down the receiver and gave in to her guilt-ridden grief, head in hands, sobbing.

The bathroom door opened, and the man who wasn’t her husband appeared, bent, and took her into his arms. “Babe, if you really want biscuits and gravy, let’s get dressed and go find a place that serves that, okay?”


How about you? What’s your favorite breakfast? I don’t have a favorite food I like to eat for what they call the most important meal of the day, but if you do, I’d love to read about that in the comment field.

Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for inspiring the above work of flash fiction with her six-story prompt for this week. If you’re a blogger and would like to participate in this week’s hop, click here.


And now, I’m pleased to announce that on Wednesday, July 7th, I’ll be playing the piano and singing in the dining room at The Hub on Smith, here in Sheridan, Wyoming. If you live in my neck of the woods, the facility is located at 211 Smith Street, and you can come and eat lunch while listening. The event will be broadcast live and recorded. You can click here to visit the event’s Facebook page.

Also, throughout the month of July, My Ideal Partner and The Red Dress are available from Smashwords ABSOLUTELY FREE as part of its annual summer/winter sale. You can visit my Smashwords author page to download these books. Happy reading!

By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.


New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

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When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.



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