Thursday Thoughts #42

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 type of person do you hope you are not?

Sentence: While Wendy Warren walked, the whistling wind wildly whipped her wiry long hair.

Paragraph: Though the changes were subtle, Michael Norris noticed them immediately: the book no longer perfectly parallel with the edge of the nightstand; the curtains were not quite closed; the cuff of his dressing gown was no longer in the pocket; and quartz alarm clock faced the wrong direction. Little traps he had set before going out. Little traps that never failed to alert him of an invasion of his privacy.

Prompt: Make two lists: one of words you like to use and one of words you avoid using.

Word of the Day: koan n. a nonsensical or paradoxical question posed to a Zen student as a subject for meditation, intended to help the student break free of reason and develop intuition in order to achieve enlightenment (RANDOM HOUSE WEBSTER’S COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 1991)

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, 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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