Saturday Ideas #23

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: How close are you to your parents?

Sentence: Ryan Richards had an overwhelming affinity for the great outdoors.

Paragraph: Around the neighborhood, and perhaps beyond, the Overton’s quintuplets were known as The Tribe: Scotty, Brandon, Eloise, Jeff, and Tanya. Each was bespeckled, and, except for Brandon, they were all tall and lanky. Being extraordinarily bright, they naturally believed their ideas of fun were better than other children’s. However, Pat and Jim Overton continually emphasized to their offspring how important it was to consider other children’s feelings and creativity. Therefore, The Tribe ran the neighborhood adventures in a mostly democratic manner.

Prompt: One of the most gratifying pleasures in life, I believe, is gardening. If you have a green thumb, then this will be a snap: describe how you feel when a potted plant develops from your care, growing taller or fuller, or budding/blossoming. If you have a brown thumb or do not dig gardening 🙂 , then you will have to use your imagination or interview a relative or friend whose home is filled with live plants.

Word of the Day: inveigh – v.i. to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usu. fol. by against) (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.


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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