Friday Notions #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: When was the last time you took advice from anyone?

Sentence: “Tell me it didn’t happen, bitch!”

Paragraph: As their hot air balloon slowly rose into the sky above Albuquerque, Russel and Naomi Wilkins began to regret their weekend decision. Looking up events within a hundred mile radius online, this one had seemed thrilling but safe. They made the arrangements to join the ballooners and had taken off after work last evening. The Rapture Bed & Breakfast could not have been more perfect. Meeting the enthusists had been interesting. But the lazy floating did not seem so appealing. Once they reached 100 feet and saw the panorama, the Wilkins were ready to get down and try something more adventurous.

Prompt: Describe a conflict you have with one of your neighbors. If you do not have any neighbors, either make some up or reflect on a childhood neighbor with whom our parents had problems.

Word of the Day: mulct – vt. 1: to punish by a fine 2a: to defraud esp. of money: SWINDLE b: to obtain by fraud, duress, or theft (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, 2011)

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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