Sunday Ponderings #13

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: Are you a dancing fool?

Sentence: Lying on her stomach with her hands under her chin, Patti watched the ants going in and out of their hole.

Paragraph: The Seeker III clipped along in the moonlight at 30 knots towards its destination. Set on autopilot, the bridge was empty. Two guards roamed the vessel on the lookout for pirates, while everyone else tried to sleep. Only three hours earlier Captain Ernesto McClain and Professor Anthony Williams had received devastating news that directly affected the fate of their oceanographical study, forcing them to reverse their course and head back to New Zealand.

Prompt: Somehow you slept through a powerful thunderstorm. Describe what you see when you open the front door to collect the morning paper. What damage has been done? What is your reaction? Who do you call first?

Word of the Day: misandry – n. hatred of or hostility toward men (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.

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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, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 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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