Thursday Thoughts #32

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 good role model?

Sentence: The world was not ready for me.

Paragraph: As soon as school was out, Dylan ran home. He could not wait to tell his mother how he had won the spelling bee. Tonsillectomy was not a word she had helped him study. He rushed through the front door, calling out to her, but only silence greeted him. Dropping his backpack on the kitchen floor, he grabbed a cookie and began a room-to-room search. No music or television played. The house seemed kind of cold. Dylan’s brow furrowed as he walked down the hall to her bedroom. She’s probably just taking a nap, he thought, she’s been really tired lately. He called out more quietly, “Mom?”

Prompt: Describe the first funeral you ever went to. If you have never been to a funeral, describe what you think it would be like to look at a dead body, especially someone you know.

Word of the Day: idlesse – n. idleness; indolence (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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