Monday Musings #18

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 do you dare not discuss with your family?

Sentence: In the world of understanding the darkest night had yet to be.

Paragraph: There was no need to panic – yet. The Fremonts were not answering their phones, so they had probably been delayed getting back from the island, less than 50 miles away. No big deal. Casey was fine, probably a little tired after a long day of fun with her best-friend-in-the-whole-world, Shawna. Since turning eight, the girls had been inseparable, no longer in need of mommy strings. Celia and Frank Fremont were good people, so there had only been a slight hesitation in letting them drag Casey to the island. Why did Mother have to have her surgery today? Where could those people be? Maybe there was an accident on the causeway. Maybe they were out of cell phone range. Maybe everything was all right. It wasn’t that late.

Prompt: You are the best man or maid of honor for your best friend. However, something you ate the night before seems to be disagreeing with you. Is the wedding in the morning or afternoon? Is it just diarrhea you are afflicted with or nausea, too? How do you handle this situation? Is there a disruption in the ceremony? Do you have it under control and feel okay? Or do you really need to go to the bathroom while the minister/priest/rabbi is speaking?

Word of the Day: schussboomer – n. a skier who executes a schuss, especially with skill (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.

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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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