Friday Notions #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 have the patience and fortitude to put off indulging yourself?

Sentence: Hating wringing necks, Alec was quite proud of his chicken guillotine.

Paragraph: Sitting at the bottom of the pool, Cat watched her lazy air bubbles float up to the surface. She knew she did not belong down there – her kind does not swim – but she had always been odd. She did not wander from this unique place to which the humans had brought her; she did not kill mice, birds, roaches, or lizards that they thought she would; and she did not like being petted.

Prompt: List five sounds that annoy you the most.

Word of the Day: xenophilia n. attraction to or admiration of strangers or foreigners or of anything foreign or strange (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.

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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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