Friday Notions #28

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: Do you have roller coaster emotions?

Sentence: As the drought continued, even the trees looked despondent.

Paragraph: The sky was thickening into storm clouds, as Domingo drove towards Laredo. He worried about his wife Maria, who was eight months pregnant and had to stay in bed because of bleeding. Vainly trying to assure her that he was only doing this one last time – both for the extra money and for his cousin Arnulfo – she kept getting excited and pummeled the mattress. Domingo eventually soothed her with kisses and dreams for their baby. However, once on the road, he vowed that if anything happened to Maria or their unborn child, he would kill his cousin and everyone else involved in this stupid, dangerous business.

Prompt: Describe how your life changed once you decided to devote it to writing.

Word of the Day: abjure – v.t. 1. to repudiate or retract, esp. with formal solemnity; recant.  2. to renounce or give up under oath; forswear:  to abjure allegiance to a country.  3. to refrain from; avoid (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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