Sunday Ponderings #88

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 often do you count your blessings?

Sentence: Esther Benedict bent over her prize-winning flower bed and noticed small holes in three leaves that had not been there the day before.

Paragraph: A piercing scream jolted him awake, but Jonathan Abernathy was alone, seven stories above the street. He swung his legs over the edge of the bed and listened intently. Nothing. Having stayed at the Chesterton Hotel several times, this did not surprise him. The interior walls of the seventy-year-old hotel were six inches thick to provide the utmost privacy for its guests; the exterior had been built of one-foot thick limestone blocks to further insulate against Lake Michigan weather and Chicago street noise; and the glazed windows had been replaced ten years earlier with double-paned ones.

Prompt: Name your favorite Halloween trick or treat.

Word of the Day: flummery n. 1 any soft, easily eaten food; esp. a) orig., thick, boiled oatmeal or flour  b) a soft custard or blancmange  2 meaningless flattery or silly talk (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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