To Summer Smoke by Abbie Johnson Taylor #AuthorsCorner #PoetryPlace #fridayFinds

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Thanks to fellow author Patty Fletcher for allowing me to guest post this poem on her blog. Fortunately, here in Sheridan, Wyoming, we’re far enough from forest fires that we aren’t threatened. For the past couple of days, it has been raining off and on, which, I hope, is aiding firefighting efforts. But if you’re in an area threatened by such a fire, you’re in my thoughts, and I hope you can relate to this poem.


When I think of you, I cringe with fear.
Rarely are you a delight to be enjoyed on a cool evening
while toasting hot dogs or marshmallows
or singing songs and telling stories.

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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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