Sunday Ponderings #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: When did you have to stop being a child?

Sentence: Staying at Mum’s house always brought back unpleasant memories.

Paragraph: As I scoured Thursday’s classifieds for Friday garage sales, I made a list of possibilities. One ad caught my eye and made me smile: Sectional, bedroom set, toys, books, and one unruly boy; 17432 Fracture Lane. Although I knew better than to waste my time in that particular neighborhood, the boy I had to have a look at. And his clever mother might be worth meeting.

Prompt: Confess the name of someone whose recent birthday you forgot.

Word of the Day: verism n. realism or naturalism in the arts (WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 3rd ed., 1996)

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, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 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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