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 gifts will you be returning this week?
Sentence: He could not wait until this foolish and false courtship was concluded.
Paragraph: Ninety-three-year-old Isabelle Dalworthy stood bundled on her threshhold, looking down at the icy steps. She dare not cry for fear of the tears freezing on her cheeks, but she was so hungry. After two weeks of frigid weather, her cupboards and icebox were bare. She squeezed her wrinkled eyes shut, wishing she hadn’t had to cancel the phone service last year. But it had been too expensive and there was no one left to call or hear from, except for Mr. Hardy’s corner store in dire circumstances like this. And maybe the doctor. Oh, well, she thought, if I fall, at least I’ll be rescued and be fed in the hospital. She closed the door and waited for some passerby to witness her accident.
Prompt: Make a list for thank you notes – for gifts or help or thoughtfulness.
Word of the Day: azygous – adj. not one of a pair; having no mate; odd (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.