Friday Notions #11

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 was your favorite children’s game?

Sentence: The world of Monroe  Walkerstone was quite intriguing, at least according to him.

Paragraph: Armed with shovel and pickaxe, the digging was tedious. She dug until the shovel clanked, which was just an inch or two. The sound not of hidden treasure but of rock. She would use the pickaxe to determine the size of the rock and try to get under it. Sometimes it was too big to move. What had started out as a lovely day for a little gardening had turned into a drawn-out, frustrating, and sweaty endeavor.

Prompt: You are a law enforcement officer, parked at the courthouse. As you come out of the building, you see a Hummer back over your motorcycle and drive off. What happens next? What do you do? Were there any witnesses?

Word of the Day: elide – vt. 1. to leave out; suppress, omit, or ignore 2. to leave out or slur over (a vowel, syllable, etc.) in pronunciation (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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