Monday Musings #52

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: If you knew the universe would answer, what question would you ask?

Sentence: Pausing just a moment to rest, Isaac scanned the forest with his infrared binoculars.

Paragraph: The moment Morris left, Marian turned down the heater. She was sweltering in her new cashmere sweater. Morris liked warm weather, liked wearing shorts year round, no matter what the temperature was outside. It drove Marian mad with exasperation. There were reasons for the seasons. If he wanted constant warmth, why didn’t they move to Hawaii? She asked that question every year, although she loved cold weather and would have hated moving to the tropics. Years ago, Morris had stopped giving her a reason and just patted her on the cheek before turning up the thermostat.

Prompt: Name an obstacle to your success.

Word of the Day: ictus n. 1 rhythmic or metrical stress, or accent  2 Med. a convulsion, stroke, or sudden attack (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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