Saturday Ideas #44

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 the gift of gab?

Sentence: The old cabin was not sturdy enough to weather the coming storm.

Paragraph: With hearts full of love Alice and Doug carried their twins, Doogey and Dizzy, upstairs after they fell asleep waiting for Santa. As usual, the boys begged to sleep on the rug by the fireplace. As usual, their doting parents let them, as long as they stayed quiet. Each year saw the clock reach a later time; tonight it had been nearly midnight. Placing their sons in bed, they both knew the magic of Christmas would not last much longer. Arm in arm, they walked downstairs to fill the stockings with care.

Prompt: Name a winter sport you are good at.

Word of the Day: sortition n : the act or an instance of casting lots (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.

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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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