Saturday Ideas #34

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.


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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