Sunday Ponderings #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: Is your bark  worse than your bite?

Sentence: Watching the birds, lizards, and squirrels outside his office window brought back not-so-fond camping memories.

Paragraph: All summer long, Isabel woke in a sweat in the time before dawn when the AC did not turn on with the thermometer reflecting that the house temperature was good. But it was in the least bit good for Isabel. She wanted it chilly all night long, but Stan could not tolerate it. So she settled for a warmer temperature as long as the fan was on above their bed. However, during the night Stan would wake up and be sinus-clogged from the fan, which also dried out his eyes when he read, so he would turn off the fan, causing Isabel to wake up in a sweat. Hence, immediate irritation at always having to give in and seldom get her way.

Prompt: Having assured you that the river is safe, your friends have talked you into kayaking. Describe the experience and whether it was truly safe or not.

Word of the Day: suzerain – n. 1. a feudal lord 2. a state in its relation to a semiautonomous state over which it exercises political control (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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