Saturday Ideas #76

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 prefer snow skiing or water skiing?

Sentence: It was quite a shock to wake up and find myself bound and gagged.

Paragraph: What moron thought up these clues? Evans wondered, thoroughly irked.  The whole point of a hunt was being ruined by illogical minds. I should have insisted on putting this together! he fumed. Though always up for a challenge, he could not think simply enough to follow the idiotic trail imposed and find the next inane object. He stopped to get his bearings, considering which would be the quickest route out of this fiasco, when a scream pierced the air off to his right.

Prompt: Name your favorite playground structure.

Word of the Day: consuetude n : social usage : CUSTOM (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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2 Responses to Saturday Ideas #76

  1. mskatykins says:

    More great prompts! My favourite is the swings! But I also love finding a good old fashioned see-saw with a willing participant to play with! What’s your favourite? 🙂

  2. Cyranette says:

    You must be petite. The playgrounds in my town are for children, but I love porch swings. A couple years ago, we had an old wooden swing attached to the limb of one of our tall pecan trees. It was great. We’d twist the rope up tight, then pull the swing back. The kids loved spinning and flying all at once.

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