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: Do you feel misunderstood?
Sentence: Piece by oily, grimy, or corroded piece, Wiley took apart nearly every engine in his Grandpa Jack’s salvage yard, until he could put them back together lickety-split.
Paragraph: The stench rising from the drainage ditch along Odo Ranch Road, just south of the Broken Spoke cutoff, caused Sheriff Earl Rossiter to momentarily pause in his approach. While driving home, he had noticed a couple dozen buzzards circling in the air and roosting on the top fence rail above the ditch. As he pulled to the side and stopped his Jeep, he saw more scavengers in the ditch. Too many for something small. Using his sweaty hat as a partial mask, he peered over the edge of the six-foot deep ditch. The vultures made no attempt to scatter. Two headless, flannel-shirted bodies were entwined, their bare butts, legs, and feet nearly skinless, but not from the feathered feasters focused on the open necks and entrails. Rossiter backed away and called his dispatcher, Cindy Mae, to request the necessary personnel. He started looking around for the missing heads.
Prompt: Name your top five horror flicks.
Word of the Day: tenebrific – adj. producing darkness. (RANDOM HOUSE WEBSTER’S COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 1991)
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