Monday Musings #53

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 never fails to amaze you?

Sentence: “How far do you plan on going?” my father asked me, as I left the house with a bulging backpack.

Paragraph: The day was hot and humid, like home in Corpus Christi, but we were in Costa Rica, at the Manuel Antonio beach. We had just come out of the national park and were soaked with sweat, more than ready for a refreshing swim. Other tourists had joined Costa Ricans in the bay and seemed to be enjoying themselves. However, we were greatly disappointed to find the water too warm and murky. I couldn’t wait to get back to the hotel and take a cold shower, but Buzz was a mere dot bobbing on the horizon.

Prompt: Unleash your surreptitious thoughts.

Word of the Day: extant adj. existing, living, alive, surviving, around, present, current, remaining (ROGET’S SUPERTHESAURUS, Marc McCutcheon, 1995)

If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.

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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, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 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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