Thursday Thoughts #69

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: Who do you remember, as a kid, making the biggest splash in a pool?

Sentence: Looking over at her father, Lizanne wondered how he could see anything, let alone the road, through such filthy glasses and instantly felt unsafe.

Paragraph: York ripped off the bottom of his shirt and tied it tightly around the bleeding hole in his thigh. Ignoring the wounded and dead men scattered on the ground, he hobbled over to his dapple-grey horse and pulled himself up into the saddle with a wince. A wolf howled from not too far away, which gave him pause about leaving the living behind. But it was a slight pause, for those men had raped and slaughtered his family and deserved to be ripped apart by wild animals.

Prompt: Name a person on whom you could/can always count.

Word of the Day: desuetude n. the state of being no longer used or practiced. (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.

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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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