Friday Notions #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: Do you believe in fences?

Sentence: Call me silly, but I don’t like my butt sniffed by dog or man!

Paragraph: He had not meant to kill the cow. What was a damn cow doin’ in the damn woods anyway? Now what? Would he be arrested or fined for killing a domestic animal or some rancher’s cattle? Jeez, he did not need this extra hassle. His life was screwed up enough already. Taking a shovel from his truck bed, Jerry Moran began digging a very big hole.

Prompt: You are late for work. The alarm did not go off because a storm knocked out the electricity. You dress in the dark and arrive at work in a very uncoordinated outfit. Describe it. Can you turn around and go home to change? Is anyone else in the same predicament? Do you shrug it off and get down to business? What comments are you getting?

Word of the Day: peculation – n. embezzlement (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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