Thursday Thoughts #67

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: What do you consider is the best thing about being alive?

Sentence: Watching him sleep, she tried to remember when he had begun to stop reaching for her.

Paragraph: You might think this weird, but the first time I saw the ocean, my soul sighed. Everything around me – sun, seagulls, sand, surf, salty air – seemed to be so in tune, and I sensed being a part of it all. Until that moment, I had not been sure about leaving our farm and all our relatives in Iowa, had no idea why Mom and Dad looked so happy to pack up our belongings and take us someplace else. It had been a long, uncomfortable trip with only necessity stops until we reached a beach. Sam and Bill, my older brothers, stripped to their underwear, like they did by the creek back home, whooped, and dove right into the waves. For some reason, I just wasn’t ready for fun and started walking away from them, as our parents laid down a blanket and got out their booze.

Prompt: Describe your stubbornness.

Word of the Day: indefatigable adj. that cannot be tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring (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.

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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, 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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