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 makes the other grass greener for you?
Sentence: Dozens of ragged, barefoot waifs spent each day cadging around the city, survival being more paramount than safety.
Paragraph: With a lightly veiled face Aabida looked out at the city overcrowded with mosques and other ancient buildings, not a tree in sight. She longed for home, but that was a dream that her heart needed to abandon. That previous life, all fifteen years of it, was no more; just like her name – Darlaya. Tears slid from her kohled eyes at the thought that she would never hear it said again. I am Aabida, Aabida, Aabida – whore of Qasim! she swore, pounding her small fists on the wide stone rail.
Prompt: Describe a state of ecstasy you have experienced.
Word of the Day: paranymph – n 1 : a friend going with a bridegroom to fetch home the bride in ancient Greece; also : the bridesmaid conducting the bride to the bridegroom 2 a : BEST MAN b : BRIDESMAID (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, 2011)
If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.