Thursday Thoughts #84

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: How often do you do something for yourself?

Sentence: With each passing day, R.J.’s escape efforts became more nugatory.

Paragraph: On the coldest day of the coldest winter on record, a baby girl was born. Under normal circumstances, the Darcys left home with plenty of time to travel the eleven miles to the hospital. However, as the brilliant sun in the breathlessly blue sky glistened on the solidly iced over road, the tire chains were rendered ineffective against the slickness. After nearly two hours of carefully inching along, they were still five miles from St. Olaf’s Regional Hospital. As they slid into a snowdrift, Ryan Darcy’s hands continued to grip the steering wheel, his shoulders and neck aching with tension, while Emma dialed 9-1-1. Within twenty minutes they were airlifted away, and their beautiful baby arrived shortly afterwards without a whimper. The Darcys, who had been childless for fifteen years, named her Jubilation.

Prompt: Name three traits of a good father.

Word of the Day: galumph vi : to move with a clumsy heavy tread (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 Thursday Thoughts #84

  1. Very stimulating, thanks!

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