Sunday Ponderings #14

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 act with compassion?

Sentence: Unlike wild cubs, human cubs keep returning home for some of mama’s cooking.

Paragraph: The clear, rippling stream was mesmerizing. Serena could sit at its edge and watch it forever. She wished it was deep enough for swimming, as it beckoned to her. Perhaps if she traveled downstream for a while, she would find a pool into which she could dive. Closing her large eyes, she imagined stripping off her clothes and swimming underwater like a fish. Reluctantly opening her bright blue eyes, she sighed deeply and shook off the whimsical idea. Serena Hemmingway stood, retrieved her backpack, and continued trekking upstream, her eyes on the killer’s obscure trail.

Prompt: You are a scientist on the verge of a cure. For what? How long have you been experimenting and researching? Are you with a university or a pharmaceutical company? What has inspired you to such endless devotion?

Word of the Day: irrefragable – adj. that cannot be refuted; indisputable (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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