Monday Musings #60

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: To what level are you willing to push the limits?

Sentence: Within the realm of possibilities, Andrew Morris had no trouble seeing himself as being hugely successful.

Paragraph: Sometimes ignorance provides one with objectivity. Case in point: Uncle Alfred raved on and on about his old friend Buckley. Buckley this, Buckley that: “Such a grand chap!”; “He was absolutely remarkable in handling those thugs!”; “Pure genius!” and so on. However, I did not meet the fellow until I came of age and began accompanying Uncle around town. Suffice it to say, our first encounter left me with a less than stellar impression, causing me to wonder at Uncle’s fascination with the man.

Prompt: Identify something that has recently shocked you.

Word of the Day: zeugma n. the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words when it is appropriate to only one of them or is appropriate to each but in a different way, as in to wage war and peace or He caught a trout and a bad cold. (RANDOM HOUSE WEBSTER’S COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 1991)

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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