Friday Notions #74

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 hammock person?

Sentence: Abbot Dalius walked like a crab down the ancient stone hall, his bulging eyes flitting into every nook and cranny for sins, misdeeds, and demons.

Paragraph: Introductions were brief. Above a polite smile, Corbin’s cold eyes discouraged further engagement. Rather than shaking hands, he kept his behind his back and nodded slightly in acknowledgement, leaving each person with an odd sense of relief. Once his host, Ambassador Rubens, had completed his duty, he bowed stiffly and abruptly walked away. Unoffended, Corbin retrieved a flute of champagne from a passing tray and began surveying the unimpressive ballroom as he sipped. Simultaneously, when a warm breath assaulted the back of his neck, everyone seemed to gasp in alarm.

Prompt: Write ten sentences with at least four alliterations each.

Word of the Day: dialleladj : relating to or being the crossing of each of several individuals with two or more others in order to determine the relative genetic contribution of each parent to specific characters in the offspring (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, 2011)

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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