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)
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