Monday Musings #22

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: Are you easily infatuated?

Sentence: As soon as Stephanie was alone, she turned on the stereo and began dancing around.

Paragraph: Copious amounts of water flooded the streets of Duffington. It had been raining torrentially for over four hours. Low lying areas had become impassable; some power lines were down; and susceptible tree branches had fallen onto yards, roofs, and parked vehicles. It was on this most stormy of days that my mother’s water broke, and I had to help her deliver my baby brother.

Prompt: Choose an old saying and research its origins. Then write an essay about it. Is it still relevant today?

Word of the Day: gabion – n. 1 a cylinder of wicker filled with earth or stones, formerly used in building fortifications 2 a similar cylinder of metal, used as in building dams and dikes  (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.

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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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