Friday Notions #91

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 deal with interruptions?

Sentence: What Alfred knew was going to hurt him.

Paragraph: The jaws of everyone in Mapleton dropped when the ancient Maricosa sisters opened their Victorian doors as The Guiltless Shoppe. For the past nine years, Marilee and Ruthann had left their huge, well-kept family home only on Sundays for church, on Tuesdays for groceries, and on Thursdays for library books. People instantly wondered: When had they consulted anyone about setting up a business? Why hadn’t Eleanor down at the permit office told anyone? What on earth did they think they were doing at their ages? Did Doc Jones okay this craziness? Were they in need of money? Speaking of which, why hadn’t Charlene down at the bank said anything either? Were they going to hire someone to help them? Who would handle the accounting? Well, there was no better way to find out the answers to those questions and more than by visiting the curious establishment. The octogenarians had some explaining to do.

Prompt: Name a business you would like to own.

Word of the Day: tocsin n. 1. a signal, esp. of alarm, sounded on a bell or bells.  2. a bell used to sound an alarm. (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.


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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