Saturday Ideas #65

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: How fairly do you feel you have been treated in life so far?

Sentence: Atop a ramshackle raft lay a badly sunburned, salt encrusted body, not quite dead – yet.

Paragraph: Raymond raised the hammer and slammed it down on his already throbbing thumb. He simultaneously howled, dropped the hammer, and fell backwards off the ladder, landing on a rather hard tree root and knocking the wind out of himself. He would have cussed, but he could not breath. Inwardly, he was cursing up a storm until a few words burst forth, just as ancient Mrs. Idleman bent over him.

Prompt: Describe your first visit to a museum.

Word of the Day: flaneur n : an idle man-about-town (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.

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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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