Sunday Ponderings #92

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: Do you believe people can change if they want to or if they have to?

Sentence: Studying herself in the mirror, she looked normal; but inside, she felt as though she belonged in hospital.

Paragraph: Intent on surprising his mother, William rose before dawn, quietly descended the loft ladder, and crept outside without waking anyone. He sat on the well-worn porch and struggled to pull on his too tight boots. Although it was Cyrus’ task to find and cut a Christmas tree, William did not want to wait another two years for his turn. Secretly, he had been building up his arm strength to wield the heavy axe by throwing ever heavier stones into the creek and by lifting and tossing thick, fallen branches wherever he found them in the woods.

Prompt: Recall the book that hooked you on reading.

Word of the Day: irredenta n. a region under the political jurisdiction of one nation but related to another through cultural, historical, or ethnic ties. (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.

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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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