Sunday Ponderings #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: Have you ever insulted anyone?

Sentence: The huge, snarling, furry mass in the doorway froze him in place.

Paragraph: Paula Perkins pondered pulling out of the race. Her heart was not in this one. Too much had happened over the past few weeks – the accident, Charlie’s death, Jane moving away. It was overly distracting and made her lose too much practice time. Surely her dad would understand, afterall everything had happened to him, too. On the other hand, Paul Harvey Perkins IV had never let anything stop him from completing a job or reaching a goal in his entire life.

Prompt: Go to Krispy Kreme, or another fresh-from-the-oven bakery, and stand just inside the door with your eyes shut. Are your taste buds doing a little dance of joy? Does your mouth water before you even get in the door? Will you give in to the overwhelming temptation to place a warm, sweet doughnut into your waiting mouth? Describe the experience, perhaps as you are eating another delightful no-no. How does this compare to other temptations in your life?

Word of the Day: beadledom – n. fussiness and stupidity of minor officials; petty bureaucracy (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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