Saturday Ideas #19

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 live a life filled with cliches?

Sentence: Born deaf and blind, Garner Finnegan was watched like a hawk by his large and loving family.

Paragraph: In Mable Parkin’s world, life was pretty much black and white. People were either good or bad, actions were either right or wrong, and “almost” never counted for squat. She abhorred mediocrity and declared that if you were lucky enough to have a job, then by God you better give it your all. She could not abide lazy people or rich ones. “Money never did nobody no good.” So, when Mable won the lottery, she gave most of it away to those who truly needed it. Not a lot for any one person, but just what she felt they required to get by and maybe get ahead for a change. That was Mable, bless her soul.

Prompt: Imagine being abandoned.

Word of the Day: climacteric – n. 1. a period of decreased reproductive capacity in men and women, culminating, in women, in the menopause. 2. any critical period. 3. a year in which important changes in health, fortune, etc., are held by some theories to occur, as one’s sixty-third year (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.

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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, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 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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