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: Do you hunt for bargains at garage sales and thrift stores?
Sentence: I hate my given name and use it as little as possible, introducing myself with my surname.
Paragraph: I’ve hated Dickie Dirtbag ever since he killed my swan. Matilda spent her lonely days on our pond, and I felt it my duty to keep her company as much as possible. She was so graceful and stoic that it hurt my heart to see her there alone, waiting for a mate that would never find her. Even though the pond was quite large, she was always floating in the same place whenever I sat down on the short pier. Since I never saw Matilda eating or walking around, I presumed she did those things when she knew I wouldn’t be around. That’s when Dickie must have gotten to her.
Prompt: Remember your first vacation without your family.
Word of the Day: quincunx –n : an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and one in the middle (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.