Saturday Ideas #10

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: Do you like to tell jokes?

Sentence: It became much easier for him to dispose of the heavy, black bags since the garbage service began using trucks with hydrolic arms to lift and dump the waste cans. 

Paragraph: Wayne Mercer…Wayne Mercer…Wayne Mercer? Why did that name ring a bell? Russ kept flipping through his mental files as he waited on the subway platform. Combing through his past took his mind off the strangers pressing around him. As the doors whooshed open, he shrugged. He would find out soon enough who Mercer was and what he wanted, being as the guy was his first appointment.  

Prompt: You have a green thumb and have chosen to compete in the city’s flower contest. What flower are you going to submit for judging? Will this be your first competition? Who are the competitors? Are you feeling confident? Who will be rooting for you?

Word of the Day: peccant – adj. 1. sinning; guilty of a moral offense. 2. violating a rule or principle; faulty; wrong. (RANDOM HOUSE WEBSTER’S COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 1991.)

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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