Thursday Thoughts #21

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: Have you ever been hypnotized?

Sentence: Bone weary, Jefferson Stokes pulled off the road and fell asleep in his truck.

Paragraph: After school, Ronny found his mother hanging from her bedroom ceiling fan. With tears streaming down his face he righted the stool, tried to loosen the rope, and screamed at the top of his lungs for help. When he began swaying, the stool wobbled, and he was forced to let go of his mother’s legs. Running to the kitchen and sobbing, he called 9-1-1 and then his dad. Ronny crumbled to the floor, where the police found him minutes later.

Prompt: Your house/apartment is on fire. What do you take with you? Have you planned on an escape route or do you instinctively know what to do? Are you alone or do you have to look out for family or roommate or pet? How long does it take for the fire department to get there? Does it burn quickly?

Word of the Day: conduce – vi. to tend or lead (to an effect); contribute (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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