Sunday Ponderings #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: What did you like the most about college?

Sentence: Traveling down the narrow English lane, Reggie Wainwright, the thirteenth Earl of Edenshire, rounded a curve and plowed into a flock of sheep.

Paragraph: Barry Gunther, a quiet and mild-mannered young man, joined the National Guard in Michigan as soon as he graduated Battlecreek High School. His mother did not have any money for college, so it seemed like a practical way to begin his adult life. Also, the National Guard appeared safer to the kind-hearted kid and closer to home than other military options. He and his mother were quite proud of his decision. Unfortunately, the Pentagon needed to utilize the NG in the Middle East, and Barry vomited on Iraqi soil as soon as he deplaned.

Prompt: Name your most frequent worst-case scenario.

Word of the Day: catalepsy n : a trancelike state marked by loss of voluntary motion in which the limbs remain in whatever position they are placed (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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