Sunday Ponderings #33

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: For whom do you pray?

Sentence: One never associates cowlicks with girls’ hair.

Paragraph: As he read in bed, the overhead fan dried out his hazel eyes. He rose and switched it off. However, the lack of circulation made him clammy, so he got up again and lowered the thermostat on the airconditioner. It was not long before he had to pull up the blanket, but that eventually made him hot again. His wife turned the fan back on and raised the thermostat to save electricity. He threw off the covers, put his book down on the nightstand, and closed his eyes to keep them from drying out. Such was one of the irritations in Barnaby Barker’s life.

Prompt: Name your favorite cup of coffee.

Word of the Day: quipu – n. a device consisting of an arrangement of cords variously colored and knotted, used by the ancient Peruvians to keep accounts, record events, etc. (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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