Sunday Ponderings #8

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, beginning paragraph, prompt, and word-of-the-day to stimulate your “little gray cells.”

Question: What do you feel is your lot in life?

Sentence: As she cut her patient open, Dr. Rebecca Maulding hummed along with the OR music, “Tonight, tonight….”

Paragraph: Paw taught me everything I know about the woods – shooting, tracking, surviving. Every summer and Christmas vacation from the time I was eight until I was fourteen, we would spend together living off the land. His cabin was way out in the middle of nowhere, and I learned to do without junk food, television, and anything else that needed electricity. But after the first couple weeks, I didn’t mind. Paw grew me up.

Prompt: Pretend you are a magician, only you really are. You have hidden abilities that allow you to awe people. You are not a fake, like all the other illusionists. Would you tell your secret? What would your best “trick” be? What if you accidently harmed someone?

Word of the Day: ailurophobia – n. abnormal fear of cats (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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2 Responses to Sunday Ponderings #8

  1. xpaulyx says:

    very encouraging. and thanks for the word o’ the day 🙂

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