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 needed to want something?
Sentence: Carefully surveying for gators, Foster Stephens waded into the swamp with the lifeless body slung across his filthy shoulders.
Paragraph: Elana stiffened as her mother raged against her older brother, Eduardo, who was cowering. She did not understand why he continued to thwart their mother when he knew what would happen. Elana kept her eyes shut tight, wanting more than anything to be able to put her fingers in her ears, but that would turn her mother’s screaming towards her. Three years ago, when she was five, Elana had come to realize what set their mother off, but Eddie kept doing and saying things that sparked the embers of intense anger smoldering beneath the thinnest of skin. Internally, the girl shriveled into a little ball and pretended she was at Tia Maria’s.
Prompt: Name your favorite board game.
Word of the Day: bumptious – adj : presumptuously, obtusely, and often noisily self-assertive : OBTRUSIVE (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, 2011)
If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.