Friday Notions #73

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: Are you a candy person?

Sentence: She ached with readiness, her muscles threatening to cramp with tautness.

Paragraph: Dean Cromwell sat in his anciently comfortable office chair with its back to the huge, neat mahogany desk and stared out the wide window. Though newly fallen snow made a picture perfect scene, Cromwell’s sight was focused inward on relished memories of his beloved wife, Lillian. Like the glistening snow, his green eyes, once merry, glistened with tears. Lillian at the annual Renaissance Fair, fitting in as though born centuries earlier. More dazzling than any other woman at the annual country club ball. Joyfully riding the university’s May Day Parade float for three hours. Devoting herself to their children. Oh, my god! he wondered, How am I to get through this?

Prompt: Name your three favorite ice cream flavors.

Word of the Day: brisance n. the shattering effect of a high explosive. (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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