When I was a teenager, I got a charm bracelet for Christmas one year. It came with a few charms, and you could buy others to put on it. However, due to my lack of vision, I never could figure out how to put the bracelet on, let alone add charms.
Since I had to depend on my mother or someone else to help me, I finally gave up. As a matter of fact, I’ve never liked jewelry, except, of course, for my wedding ring, which I no longer wear because my husband of seven years has passed. I don’t even wear clip-on earrings or slip-on necklaces anymore.
Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for inspiring the above true story with her six-sentence story prompt for this week, in which the given word is “charm.” You can click here to participate in this week’s hop and read other bloggers’ six-sentence creations.
Now, I have one exciting event to announce, and I hope you’ll be able to take advantage of it. Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me, The Red Dress, and My Ideal Partner are now absolutely free as part of the Smashwords end-of-year sale, which will run until December 31st. You can click here for more information and to download these books.
I’m also pleased to announce that on Monday, January 3rd, I’ll be participating in a promotion sponsored by TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD Marketing. In this Zoom event, authors and businesses can strut their stuff, so to speak. If you’re a writer or business owner, you’re invited to do the same. See below for details.
Are you an author with a new book on your publishing schedule or shelf?
Maybe you’ve got some older work that needs a bit of a bump back to the top of the market.
What about you creatures of business or nonprofit?
Got a product or service you’d like to share?
Whoever you are, and whatever you do, Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing asks, “What’s Up with You In 2022?”
If you’d like to know how to register to participate in this event, please email: email@example.com with “What’s Up With You In 2022?” in the subject line.
Please note, if you don’t use that subject line, you may not get a response before the deadline.
Registration is 10.00 dollars and includes a reservation for a live appearance as well as a spot in the recorded sponsor ads to be used in the podcast recording.
Registration closes at 5 PM Eastern on December 31, 2021.
What? Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Asks, “What’s Up with You In 2022?”
When? Live and In Person January 3RD 2022 4 PM Eastern.
Where? Zoom around the world.
Don’t delay, sign up today!
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?