Sunday Ponderings #40

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: What inate sense or ability do you possess?

Sentence: The racket coming from the rec room turned out to be part chasing and part avoiding a scared little mouse.

Paragraph: The popular cafeteria buzzed with customers and staff. Rona loved being there; it made her feel alive. She sat, nibbling, sipping, and observing from a corner table near the back. The whole room opened up to her, and she absorbed it all – the cashier ringing up orders and saying a few words to everyone, servers carrying trays for elderly patrons or women with children, people choosing where to sit, their trays full of individual choices, either with family, friends, co-workers or alone, like her. But not really like her at all. During the time she was there, Rona adopted the establishment as her own. The cacaphony of voices, chewing of food, coughing, laughter, facial expressions, and babies cries filled her lonely soul.

Prompt: Divulge your worst teenage experience.

Word of the Day: declension n. 1 a bending or sloping downward; slope; descent  2 a falling off or away; decline; deterioration  3 Gram. a) a class of nouns, pronouns, or adjectives having the same or similar system of inflections to show case  b) the inflection of nouns, pronouns, or adjectives (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.

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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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