Tuesday Tips #37

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: How many times have you mowed your yard or someone else’s?

Sentence: In seventeen days I will kill again.

Paragraph: Within the Aberdeen Mobile Home Park skeleton trees rose stark and grim, sheltering nothing. Leafless branches reached beseechingly towards the winter-gray sky. Hopelessness seemed to reign in such a forlorn place of dirty siding, tattered curtains, hanging insulation, broken blinds, and dented vehicles. But, if one stood stock-still and cocked an ear towards space number 33, the tinkling of a child’s laughter could be heard. If one walked closer to the melodious sound of infectious joy and peered through the corner of a spider-cracked window, one would see the sweetest, dearest face so full of delight, making one want to go inside and…

Prompt: List the middle-of-the-night sounds you hear while sitting in the dark in your house/apartment.

Word of the Day: intromit – vt. 1 to cause to enter; put in; insert  2 to allow to enter; admit (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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