Friday Notions #71

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 have the type of skin that loves the sun?

Sentence: Weary of living, Great-grandma Belle quit eating.

Paragraph:  Though I have photographed several swamps, they are not my favorite places, especially in summer. I  never seem to bring enough insect repellent or avoid falling into snaky, gator-infested water at least once per assignment.  While I have been praised and well-paid for my detailed close-ups of swamp life, I doubt that few have understood the actual danger I put myself in for such extraordinary shots. The last time was almost two years ago, and I had no inclination of stepping into another soggy, boggy, bug-infested, slimy waterway anytime soon. However, the Oliver Morton Ecological Fund blew that decision when they hired my baby sister as their lead researcher for their Honey Island Swamp project. Rita may have a double Ph.D. in botany and zoology and written several scientific papers, but I remember her terror everytime Dad took us camping. She could no more take care of herself in a swamp than a rabbit could survive in a tiger cage.

Prompt: Name a person with whom you feel totally free and accepted.

Word of the Day: knop n. a small knob or similar rounded protuberance, esp. for ornament.  (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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