Sunday Ponderings #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: If interplanetary travel were possible, where would you go?

Sentence: On the day her husband died, Mabel Hargrove cleaned and cleaned and cleaned in anticipation of all the visitors she would be receiving.

Paragraph: Word around town was that Doc Sawyer must have graduated at the bottom of his class. Either that or he just did not give a hoot about his patients enough to be accurate. One time, he sent Lizzie Jenkins home with an earache and her ear drum burst a few hours later. Another time, Tanya Farber’s little tyke could not shake nasal infections and always had green gunk coming from his nose. So Tanya took Jamie to the new medical clinic, where a physician’s assistant reached in and pulled out a nasty looking bean that the toddler had pushed up there eighteen months earlier.  And then, Joan Atkins told her best friend, Edie, that three-year-old Charlene looked awfully bowlegged and might need braces and one of those metal rod between her knees. But Doc Sawyer told Edie that Charlene would grow out of her bowleggedness. Unfortunately, by the time little Charlene was five, an orthopedist over in Jackson had to put the poor child in a waist-to-foot body cast for one year to straighten her lower limbs. Was it going to take a death to shut this man’s practice down?

Prompt: Name the most valuable object in your home.

Word of the Day: losel n : a worthless person (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, 2011)

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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