Sunday Ponderings #3

The purpose of this blog is to help writers with their work, to be museful or perhaps instrumental in unclogging thoughts. To this end, I am providing a daily question, beginning sentence, and beginning paragraph to stimulate your “little gray cells.”

Question: In what don’t you believe?

Sentence: It’s hard to get out of bed when your life sucks.

Paragraph: Leah Waters did not want to be in charge of Gordon Rooney’s homecoming from Iraq, so she told Sylvia Baxter, the town busybody. That got the ball rolling pretty quickly. Leah was Gordon’s neighbor, who had been looking after his dogs these past 14 months, and he had wired her of his return. She had done her part, so she felt it was time somebody else, or somebodies, put the party and parade together. Besides, socializing wasn’t exactly her forte. Everybody in Whitfield knew that. 

Word of the Day: hegira – n. 1. Mohammed’s flight from Mecca to Medina in 622 A.D.; the Muslim era dates from this 2. a trip or journey, esp. one made to escape a dangerous or undesirable situation  (WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 3rd ed., 1996)

If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.


About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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