Friday Notions #85

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: Aside from the usual, what bodily function do you dislike?

Sentence: The sun and the moon vied for splendor in the morning sky.

Paragraph: Dr. Elsa Gutierrez smiled and said thank you as her young patient handed over a drawing. Nine-year-old Cici had been working on it for nearly an hour, but the therapist had plenty of patience and no intention of rushing the traumatized girl. This crucial first step required no timeline, so Gutierrez had spent the minutes reading the skimpy specifics of Cici’s case, making notes, cross-checking relevant Psychology Today articles, and studying the child as she drew. At first glance, the drawing appeared mundane – a house with a tree, flower box, sidewalk, and shining sun – and not that detailed to have taken so long to create it. Then she reached for her magnifying glass and a chill slid down her spine. The gruesome details were in the four windows.

Prompt: List five things that scare you.

Word of the Day: minuend n : a number from which the subtrahend is to be subtracted…subtrahend n : a number that is to be subtracted from a minuend (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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