Monday Musings #86

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 many hairstyles have you had?

Sentence: Levelheaded Lorraine looked down at the chaos on the street and a sliver of panic began to peck at her calmness.

Paragraph: A list of complaints – lousy coffee, slow traffic, full parking garage, having to walk in the rain, being splashed by turning car, slippery floor, broken elevator, sick secretary – caused him to snap at the temp sitting at Alice’s desk. This is just like a  Monday, he grumbled to himself, I should have stayed home. But he didn’t, he couldn’t. A crucial meeting with CEO Walter Overton of Lester Chemicals had been planned for weeks. Winning the contract would be a career changer. He opened his brief case, reached for his thermos of specialty coffee, and noticed the Lester Chemicals file was not there.

Prompt: Name the last time you were calm, cool, and collected.

Word of the Day:  historicity n. the condition of having actually occurred in history; authenticity (WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 3rd ed., 1996)

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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