Sunday Ponderings #12

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: How do you propose to better your life?

Sentence: Wearing a big smile, Leslie skipped almost the whole way to school, her coin purse jingling with rare lunch money.

Paragraph: Violently the front door burst open, causing the doorknob to smash through the wall. Timmy cowered behind the sofa with his eyes squinched shut. Even though his hands covered his ears, he heard things crashing and breaking. Grunting and growling, the monster – for what else could it be -stomped into the kitchen and began destroying its contents. Timmy’s heart pumped so loudly he could no longer hear anything else, just feeling the tremors of the house shaking.

Prompt: You see a sudden tornado coming your way. It is bearing down quickly, but your feet won’t move. Do you have time to seek shelter? Do you have time to save anything? Is everyone else safe? Are you praying like crazy or has your mind gone mute? Describe the seconds it took and what was destroyed.

Word of the Day: papeterie – n. a box of stationery (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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