Friday Notions #66

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 long have you stayed mad at a friend or relative?

Sentence: Great-Aunt Olivia’s prejudicial outbursts caused us to cease taking her out to dinner.

Paragraph: When “La Boutique de Fleurs” set up shop in the gracefully treed town of Clementine, Felton Morris had not been worried. His flower shop, “Bountiful Blooms,” continued to flourish, because he had cornered the market on specialty arrangements for hospital visits and funerals. The other shop readily acquiesced to letting its rival deal with illness, injury, and death. After all, how much of that could there be in such a small community? Actually, there could be as much as Morris deemed necessary to keep his business thriving. Several poisonous plants occupied his hothouse, and the florist’s friendly demeanor kept his social calendar brimming with invitations.

Prompt: Identify the most horrific thing you have ever experienced.

Word of the Day: cathexis n : investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea (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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