Saying No to Lucy #It’s Six-Sentence Story Thursday Link-Up

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It was just like in that old Beatles song. Here I was, on a river boat, surrounded by tangerine trees with a marmalade sky overhead. Yellow and green cellophane flowers hung above me. The girl with kaleidoscope eyes called, but I knew better than to answer. I wasn’t about to follow her down to the bridge by the fountain where rocking horse people ate marshmallow pies amid the tall flowers. I turned away and waited for this to end.

Thanks to Girlie on the Edge’s six-sentence prompt, along with the above Beatles song, for inspiring this. If you’d like to participate in Girlie on the Edge’s blog hop, click here.


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New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

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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