Thursday Thoughts #15

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 hardheaded are you?

Sentence: Walking to her first babysitting job, twelve-year-old Cici was excited and a bit nervous.

Paragraph: Old Razmus Falconey was dead on his feet, literally. He hung by a noose from a rafter; his torso had been pitchforked to a 6″x6″ post that supported the hay loft; and railroad spikes had been sledgehammered through his feet to the barn floor. Deputy Sheriff Dozer followed the trail of vomit left by Falconey’s granddaughter Darlene, who had found him twenty minutes earlier. To Dozer, it seemed as though her screams  were still echoing around the inside of the barn turned coffin. Mingled odors of manure, vomit, and death threatened regurgitation of his hastily finished breakfast.

Prompt: You are walking through the woods when you see a rabbit in a trap. Describe what happens next. Is this a new experience for you? Are you a supporter of animal rights? Is it still alive? If you have a phone, who do you call?

Word of the Day: irrupt – v. 1. to invade, to enter forcibly or violently. 2. (of an animal population) to increase abruptly (OXFORD AMERICAN DICTIONARY, Heald Colleges Edition, 1980)

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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