A Startling Revelation #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp #Excerpts #Inspiration

A Startling Revelation #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp #Excerpts #Inspiration

Welcome to another Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up.

This week’s word is “text.” The idea is to write something in exactly six sentences, using the word at least once.

Here’s author and poet Abbie Johnson Taylor with another great #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp

A Startling Revelation #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp #Excerpts #Inspiration

Welcome to another Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up. This week’s word is “text.” The idea is to write something in exactly six sentences, using the word at least once.

In the following excerpt from Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me, Bill and his wife Claire are having a conversation after Bill hears, for the first time, from his biological daughter, who he didn’t know about before. As the scene opens, Bill is speaking. Enjoy!

Check out Abbie’s story here.

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PS. I just sent Abbie a text.

To speak it left me feeling vex.

Dictating Six Sentence Story Thursday Link up, was hard.

I didn’t expect it to go through.

But there it was Abbie, just for you.

Now, my poor attempt at a Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up is through.

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News Nuggets: New from Abbie Taylor Johnson
Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me
By Abbie Johnson Taylor
Copyright 2021
Independently published with the help of DLD Books

The cover of the book features an older woman sitting in a wicker chair facing a window. Outside, it is bright, with plants on a terrace. There is also a plant behind the woman inside. The woman has white hair, glasses, a red sweater, and tan pants. The border of the picture is a taupe color and reads "Why Grandma Doesn't Know Me" on the top and "Abbie Johnson Taylor" on the bottom.

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?

Excerpt from Chapter 1

I hated walking with my mom and sister down that long, bright hallway in the nursing home where my grandma lived. The white tile floor and the ceiling covered with fluorescent lights reminded me of school. The only difference was that there were handrails on either side that old people could hold onto while they walked, so they wouldn’t fall.

The blare of television sets from just about every room we passed, laughter and chatter from the nurses’ station, and announcements over the PA system made me wonder why Dad called this place a rest home. The sharp aroma of disinfectant reminded me of the monthly trips I’d made to the dentist years before to have my braces adjusted. I nearly gagged as I remembered the goop they put in my mouth so they could take impressions of my teeth before the braces were put on.

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To learn where you can get your copy, visit: https://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com Please feel free to email me at: abbietaylor945@gmail.com

 

2 Comments

  1. Thank you, Patty, for sharing this.

    1. Hi, Abbie. You’re welcome.
      I slipped my six sentence contribution in.
      🙂
      Hope people pick up your book. It’s a great seasonal read. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas there’s something for everyone there.

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