Thomas’s Birthday Gift #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp

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Welcome to another edition of Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up. The prompt word this week is “handle,” and the idea is to write a story, poem, or essay in no more and no less than six sentences, using the word at least once in any way, shape, or form.

In the following six-sentence excerpt from my novel, The Red Dress, thirteen-year-old Thomas has just received a bike for his birthday. At the beginning, his mother Eve is speaking.


“There’s a card from Grandpa pinned to the handlebars. Why don’t you see what it says?”


Thomas unclipped the note and gazed at it for a moment. “Dear Thomas,” he finally read. “This was my bike a long time ago when I was your age… Happy Birthday, and Go, Rockies!”


So, who are the Rockies, and what happens after that? Well, you’ll just have to read The Red Dress and find out. To participate in this week’s hop and read other bloggers’ contributions, 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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