Monday Musings #45

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.


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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One Response to Monday Musings #45

  1. adamdickson says:

    Great post, Cyranette. I like your unique approach to helping other writers. We’re a huge International Club and, aided by electronic media and other forms, have the chance to reach a wide audience, with or without conventional publishers. You sound like you have plenty of life experience to inform your writing. Good luck and keep smiling.

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