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: If you can still climb trees, do you?
Sentence: Roaring fires in the four man-tall hearths could not warm Branoff Hall.
Paragraph: Miranda Randall’s first day on the job had not gone well. As soon as she walked into the disgusting trailer, she swiftly turned around and released her breakfast over the rickety railing outside. She could not think of any words to describe the filth and its smell; it was beyond her ken. Wiping her mouth, she forced herself to continue, turning around and briefly wondering if she had been given this case as a joke. There was no clean place to sit or empty space to set down her notepad for the interview with the lazy tub of lard – one Elsa Reese – who was taking up the entire ripped and rank sofa and who had yelled at her visitor that the door was open. As she stood unstably, just a foot into the room, Miranda tried to focus on the questions at hand rather than on the debris covering the floor. However, her weakened composure completely collapsed, when huge roaches crossed over her feet, and she fled, leaving behind a loud belch and a baby’s small cry.
Prompt: Use your ten favorite words in a sentence.
Word of the Day: pregnable – adj. 1. capable of being taken by force. 2. open to rebuttal. (RANDOM HOUSE WEBSTER’S COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 1991)
If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.