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.