Thursday Thoughts #17

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: Why do you think a lot of creative people smoke, drink, or do drugs?

Sentence: Cicadas and toads competed for attention on a windless, near-summer evening.

Paragraph: Bitsy Moore’s deformity had not stopped her before. Born with a Picasso face and head, Bitsy had been well-loved and cherished by her mother and grandparents. They had not sheltered her, but taught her that appearances were not as important as good manners and intelligence. So, even without a father and with cruel taunting, Bitsy Moore flourished and believed in herself.

Prompt: There is a cave in the hills above your house. Your friends have dared you to explore it. Describe your adventure.

Word of the Day: conatus – n. a directed effort; natural tendency or striving (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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