Monday Musings #80

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 do haiku?

Sentence: Dr. Rory Blanchard, Professor of Lichenology, spent more time in the woods than in the classroom.

Paragraph: Pencils rasped against paper on every desk but one. Mr. Faulk focused his gaze towards the back of the classroom, not with ire but with pity. Julie Owens’ messy head rested on her desktop, a chewed pencil loosely propped within her unwashed hand. The poor child had fallen asleep, again, as soon as the room quieted with testing. Faulk scanned the rest of his students for signs of cheating, waiting to receive all their written answers before carrying the girl’s small body to the nurse’s station.

Prompt: Name your favorite morning spot.

Word of the Day: brume n : MIST, FOG (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.

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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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4 Responses to Monday Musings #80

  1. mskatykins says:

    I love morning. There’s something very special about being up and about nice and early – people are far friendlier and more willing to talk. What do you think? 🙂

    I am not a poet. So haikus aren’t my strength. My man, however, loves to write haikus! 🙂

    • Cyranette says:

      I’m good with mornings, lots of brain energy, so I usually write in my office until lunch or longer…What do you talk about with these friendly people? 🙂

      I am not a poet either, but my guy loves poetry and vainly attempts to explain it to me.

      • mskatykins says:

        That’s the funny thing, Cyranette. Have you ever noticed that if you end up in the same morning/daily routine as a person – i.e. crossing one another’s pass each morning, a relationship can really develop.

        In my experience, there is little that happens at first, then a nod or a smile, eventually a ‘good morning’ and then, before you know it, you’re chatting away quite easily for those few seconds each day. With us Brits, it’s usually the weather… but hey, it’s a start! 😉

        Oh – having a dog usually helps to break the ice! 😉

      • Cyranette says:

        You’re a very dandy girl and I would very much like to meet you on my morning walk around the neighborhood. However, there are several friendly regulars, all much older. At least three with dogs of all sizes. Dogs like me very much, despite my allergies. And they are great ice breakers – achoo!

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