Friday Notions #46

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 prefer crunchy or soft cookies?

Sentence: Arnold Plaggett waded out into the middle of the rushing stream and expertly cast his fishing lure, unaware of what was lurking nearby.

Paragraph: Noreen hated the beach. She hated the sand, salt water, and  unrelenting sun. Although she was an indoor person, every summer her parents, the Raffertys, dragged her to Port Isabel, where they insisted on spending endless hours in the uncomfortable heat, humidity, glare, and salty wind. Noreen would read beneath a large blue umbrella, until her glasses were thickly coated with salty moisture, while Jeanne and Ed would swim out past the last sandbar into greener water.

Prompt: Elucidate on your snack preference while writing.

Word of the Day: dilatory 1 causing or tending to cause delay; meant to gain time, defer action, etc.  2 inclined to delay; slow or late in doing things (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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