Thursday Thoughts #68

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 can you sit still?

Sentence: With his ears protected from the noise of his saw, Samuel did not hear the workshop door crash open behind him.

Paragraph: Temporarily pausing before opening the office door, Evelyn felt like a fool, once again. A headache flickering behind her eyes, she considered turning around, going downstairs to the bathroom, and calling in sick. Her car would not start, but Ross had already left, so she bummed a ride with Leon next door. When traffic bottlenecked, she got out to walk the eight blocks. Of course, a scattered shower decided to drench her in five minutes and then disappear, causing her suit to rasp against her sunburned skin. What next? she was thinking, as she pushed through the doorway and bumped into the back of a man pointing an AK-47 off to the right.

Prompt: Nominate someone who made the most difference in your life.

Word of the Day:  functor n. that which functions; operator. (RANDOM HOUSE WEBSTER’S COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 1991)

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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