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: What sends tingles down your spine?
Sentence: Feeling quite proud of himself, Allister Hawthorne III stood in line at the soup kitchen and smirked behind his fake beard.
Paragraph: Thanksgiving went off without a hitch, just as Claudia had planned. They all looked so sated and peaceful lying about after the extravagant meal she had prepared. Every year her parents, uncles Mark and Henry, aunts Mildred, Maureen, and Ruthann, and cousins Boyd, Wilmer, Alice, Thad, Seymour, and Trudy fussed, as they stuffed their faces, that she did way too much. Their spouses chimed in, too, while their mannerless children, her obnoxious nieces and nephews, ran about, screeching and spilling things. After everyone left, it usually took her three hours to clean up. But this would be the last time, she thought with a most satisfying smile, for at eight o’clock she would be on her way to Chile, where the rest of her life would begin.
Prompt: List all the adjectives you can think of in three minutes.
Word of the Day: extirpate – vt 1 a : to destroy completely : WIPE OUT b : to pull up by the root 2 : to cut out by surgery (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, 2011)
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