Sunday Ponderings #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: How do you like to be awakened?

Sentence: Had Howard Halloway known, he would never have accepted the assignment.

Paragraph: Her office mates were sympathetic for a while, but they could take her sad face for only so long, which was exactly two weeks. On the third Monday, they treated Darlene as if the hit-and-run had not happened, as if her darling dog could be replaced and she should start smiling again. Their short-lived empathy stung her through and through, making her want to call in sick.

Prompt: Describe your hangover remedy.

Word of the Day: silentiary n. 1. someone appointed to keep peace and quiet. 2. someone sworn to keep state secrets secret. (MRS. BYRNE’S DICTIONARY of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words BY JOSEFA HEIFETZ BYRNE. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press and University Books, 1974.)

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, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 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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