When I was in college, I was a Star Trek fan. Although the idea scared me, I like the concept of the transporter, a device that converted your molecules and atoms into light and beamed you from one place to another. Whenever I was in a situation in which I didn’t want to be, I imagined myself unclipping a communicator from my belt and saying, “Scottie, beam me out of here!” In a flash of light, I was gone. Oh, if it only were that easy. Unfortunately, our problems always find us, no matter what method we use to escape them.
The above is in response to Girlie on the Edge’s six-sentence prompt for this week. The idea is to write a story or poem of no more and no less than six sentences, using the prompt word, “beam,” at least once. If you’d like to participate in this on your own blog, click here. Otherwise, you can leave your six-sentence creation in the comment field below.
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New! The Red Dress
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
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.