Thursday Thoughts #87

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: Do you enjoy research or do you consider it a necessary chore?

Sentence: Always prepared, Mimi carried a spare straw in her purse.

Paragraph: Unfortunately, Mortimer Elrod had a Cyrano nose, Ichabod ears, crossed eyes, and a Toulouse-Lautrec body, none of which endeared him to any sighted people. However, as soon as he became a resident teacher at the Linton Home for the Blind, Elrod felt totally accepted for the first time. Throughout his heretofore miserable life, no one tried to get past his appearance to appreciate his intelligence, foreign language aptitude, and musical, as well as artistic, abilities. At Linton, his pupils could hear joy in his voice and thought him a most clever person.

Prompt: Name an incident where you confronted someone who was being rude.

Word of the Day: felo-de-se n. 1. a person who commits suicide or commits an unlawful malicious act resulting in his or her own death. 2. the act of suicide.  (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.

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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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