Sunday Ponderings #36

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: Do you have a phobia?

Sentence: Life can be gone in an instant.

Paragraph: From her window Joy could see the changing of seasons. She could feel the cold and hot air seeping in around the edges of the frame. But she could not touch the glass or go outside and play. Joy had to be content with watching leaves wiggle in the wind, hearing birds chirp and warble, seeing snow fall, glimpsing an occasional butterfly or bee, and hearing thunder or rain sluicing down, while laying in bed. Forever laying abed.

Prompt: Sit outside on a perfect day and describe your surroundings.

Word of the Day: ergasiophobia – n. 1. fear of or aversion to work. 2. a surgeon’s fear of operating in spite of demonstrable need. (Heifetz, Josefa. MRS. BYRNE’S DICTIONARY of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words BY JOSEFA HEIFETZ BYRNE. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press and University Books, 1974.)

If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.

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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, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 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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