Sunday Ponderings #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: What taste does your mouth savor the most?

Sentence: The spectators gasped in horror as El Toro Diablo tossed matador Antonio Manuel Vasquez into the air and impaled him with lethal horns.

Paragraph: Robbie and I were sitting on the front porch swing, holding hands. His heavy boots were planted on the cement floor, like unmovable tree trunks, keeping me from pushing off for a gentle swaying. He’d been courting me for several months and I was growing weary of his respectfulness. I turned my head to tell him so, when he began to weep.

Prompt: Name your favorite outfit.

Word of the Day: gaberlunzie n. a wandering or licensed beggar. (MRS. BYRNE’S DICTIONARY of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words BY JOSEFA HEIFETZ BYRNE. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press and University Books, 1974.)

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 Sunday Ponderings #80

  1. mskatykins says:

    Ooh, Cyranette – I love today’s paragraph! I would actually really like to see how you would continue writing it, that’s really quite something that you’ve started there! 🙂

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