Saturday Ideas #64

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 your list of attributes longer than your list of faults?

Sentence: Irwin was a very intelligent inchworm with an itch he could not scratch.

Paragraph: Twammee Prison stuck up from the desert floor like a giant, ugly petrified wart. Making it look like a stone outcropping had never been considered. The triple rows of razor wire, attracting rays of sun and bolts of lightning, outdid the spikey spines of cacti, which seemed to bend away from the intrusive facility. Supplies were trucked in monthly. Due to the harsh conditions, guards were rotated every three months, except for Sam Richards. He liked his job and the desert; he never rotated out. The bad-ass inmates feared him above everyone one else.

Prompt: Describe something that your parents are into that you would not be caught dead doing.

Word of the Day: erratum n. 1. an error in printing or writing. 2. errata, errors shown in a list attached to a book, etc. (Oxford American Dictionary, Heald Colleges Edition, 1980)

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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