Saturday Ideas #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: What makes you want to puke?

Sentence: Much too late, Will Malone remembered that cottonmouths preferred still water.

Paragraph: Candy Hoffman hated Mr. Slater, her English teacher. He was ugly but smug, and the way he looked at her gave Candy the creeps. Melissa, her older sister by two years, had warned her about Sleezy Slater, but none of Candy’s friends felt the same way. Tory, Darcy, and Heather just thought Slater was a harmless guy and a lousy teacher. At least once a week, Candy would feign illness to avoid his class, which was first on her schedule. But later in the day, Slater always managed to confront her about missing his class, again. He would stand unnecessarily close, giving her a good whiff of his body odor and disgusting cologne. That she nearly gagged with each acosting seemed to satisfy him that she had indeed not been feeling well.

Prompt: It has been a long time since you have been at an amusement park. What ride do you want to take first? Is the line long? What do you do while waiting? How long does the ride take? Are you ready to go again? Do you have a satisfactory day?

Word of the Day: revanche – n. the policy of a state intent on regaining areas of its original territory that have been lost to other states (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.


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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