Monday Musings #58

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: Is introspection something you avoid?

Sentence: Until the judge arrived, babel ruled the courtroom.

Paragraph: Before he approached the little hamlet, Barnaby Bigsby stepped off the path a few yards to prepare. He set down everything he was carrying, careful not to harm his wares, then turned away to piss. From a leather bag he pulled out a semi-clean rag and scrubbed at his face, regretting that there was no stream nearby. After finger combing his thick, black hair, he took a felt hat from the bag and set it on his head at a not-too-jaunty angle. Finally, he tucked his shirt into his pants and donned his selling coat, of which he was very proud. It gave him confidence, as well as making him look successful and not needy. His stomach growled, and he placed the last ort of hard bread into his mouth to suck on, easing his pangs.

Prompt: Name someone who told you to “back off.”

Word of the Day: exiguous adj : excessively scanty : INADEQUATE (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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