Thursday Thoughts #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: Do you like to push people’s buttons?

Sentence: “You need to lose those balls, little girl,” Ruth curtly admonished her daughter-in-law.

Paragraph: As Child Social Services agent, Delia Roth, neared the dilapidated trailer, she heard a faint baby’s cry. Before knocking on the dented, holey door, Delia could not help pulling on a pair of latex gloves. Jesus! she almost said out loud as a stench assaulted her senses. The door opened as soon as she touched it. Wishing she had worn full-body waders, Delia turned her head away and breathed some fresher air before stepping into hell.

Prompt: Your heart is breaking. Elaborate on: who, how, when, and where.

Word of the Day: gnathonic – adj. [Rare] fawning or flattering (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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