The Whistling Teakettle #Six-Sentence Story

The year was 1972, and I was eleven years old. We were living in Tucson, Arizona. The teakettle we acquired whistled when the water boiled, starting low, then getting higher and higher. At first, the sound scared me, but after Dad showed me how it worked, I was fascinated and even used it to boil water from time to time. Years later after I moved into my first apartment here in Sheridan, Wyoming, my next-door neighbor had a teakettle that sounded like an air raid siren. When I first heard it, I thought there was a tornado or worse and was relieved later to learn it was only a teakettle.


Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for inspiring the above with her six-sentence story prompt. The word this week is “kettle.” So, see if you can use it in a poem or story of no more and no less than six sentences. If you’d like to participate in her blog hop, click here. Otherwise, you’re welcome to leave your six-sentence contribution in the comment field below.

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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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