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: Who can you count on when you’re in trouble?
Sentence: In a boiling rage, Huie Armstrong III excelerated away from his parents home and plowed into the iron gate at the end of the long driveway.
Paragraph: Everytime the train whistle blew, announcing its arrival at the edge of town, Bianca ran to the tracks. The three-room shanty, where she lived with her parents, grandparents, and two brothers, sat back only thirty feet from the railway easement. It was the last of ten such structures before a dirt road crossed the tracks. Each had indoor water, electricity, and an outhouse. Behind the outhouses was an alleyway, which separated another row of shanties. On the other side of the street were slightly larger rundown houses. On the other side of the tracks was farmland, as far as the eye could see. Bianca stood as close as she dared to the clacking trains, wishing she was inside one of the cars, going away and never coming back.
Prompt: Name the first time you voted.
Word of the Day: en brochette – adj : cooked or served on a skewer (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, 2011)
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