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 much resilience do you have?
Sentence: One Sunday Henry Abbott returned to church, albeit in a pine box.
Paragraph: Mrs. Winter primly walked against the traffic, as was her wont. Not that there was much traffic to be concerned about on Downey Lane. However, Mrs. Winter, a woman of many cliches, preferred to be safe than sorry. Though her beady eyes recognized every vehicle and driver, she did not acknowledge any with a wave or a nod, appearing instead to be staring intently ahead. When her chest felt the sonic thumping of blaring music before Delmont’s red roadster came around the bend, she pushed into the Hathaways’ lavender bushes and stood stockstill in anticipation.
Prompt: Name your biggest pet peeve.
Word of the Day: nescient – adj. 1 lacking knowledge; ignorant 2 AGNOSTIC (WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 3rd ed., 1996)
If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.