Sunday Ponderings #78

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: What makes your heart happy?

Sentence: Allergic to her own hair, Chloe had to keep it trimmed away from her face, which really wasn’t the best look for her.

Paragraph: No one had seen the newest resident of Starling Towers. If it had not been for the tantalizing aromas emanating from number 502, no one would have known someone had moved into the Ricardo’s apartment. Evans, the building’s all-knowing doorman, could only reveal the woman’s recent occupancy when asked, but even he had no idea what she looked like, which did not set well with him. He felt it was his duty to know everything, eccentric or not, about the people he worked for, so that he could provide them with excellent service. But the elusive (Ms., Miss, Mrs.?) Donna Ramon went beyond his ken and, obviously, required nothing from him. In fact, he had not witnessed her move-in, which he found quite odd. Upon arrival one morning, he found a bried note on his desk with instructions to label the vacant mail compartment and that was it. As the weeks passed without a sighting, an introduction, or a further note, a true mystery formed out of nothingness. Evan’s curiosity was killing him to the point of going to extreme measures and against his grain – using the master key.

Prompt: Identify three odors that offend you.

Word of the Day: enjoin vt. 1 to urge or impose with authority; order; enforce  2 to prohibit, esp. by legal injunction; forbid  3 to order (someone) authoritatively to do something, esp. by legal injunction  (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.


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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