Monday Musings #29

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 a dare devil or a thrill seeker?

Sentence: As soon as Austan Peters left Dr. Abbott’s office, he began vomiting on the sidewalk.

Paragraph: The dry, desert wind continued to coat him with sand, weighing him down. In moments of lucidity he congratulated himself on donning goggles before leaving Cairo, then berated himself for not plugging his ears. As the sun began to subside, so did the wind and his mirages. Lowering the scarf covering his nose and mouth, he caught the faintest whiff of water. A dry sob escaped his throat.

Prompt: Describe being forced to do something you did not want to do, either as a child or an adult.

Word of the Day: infelicitous – adj. unfortunate, inappropriate (Oxford American Dictionary, Heald Colleges Edition, 1980)

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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