Saturday Ideas #70

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: At what age did your appearance begin mattering to you?

Sentence: It took a long time before I understood that Grandpa Henry was the most mendacious man in our family.

Paragraph: After four lengthy consultations, Mimi Barston-Rosen finally decided on copper for the main kitchen of the 25K square foot monstrosity she and her multi-billionaire husband were having built on the shore of Cranberry Lake. I made her sign the agreement, which stipulated that if she changed her mind after everything had been ordered, it would cost 125% more. Mimi had not blinked. Why should she? No, make that  – how could she with all that crap on her eyelashes? At the thought of the pampered, brainless woman’s raising and lowering of eyelids as being her only form of exercise, I smiled and nearly tripped going down the wide marble stairs to my midnight blue Jaguar XJL.

Prompt: Name your dream car.

Word of the Day: improvident adj. not provident; neglecting to provide for future needs. (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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