Thursday Thoughts #93

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: As a child or teenager, did you ever say,  “I wish I was dead!”?

Sentence: Alex’s mother was not frail, merely overwhelmed.

Paragraph: My first introduction to Brad Elliot did not go as planned. First of all, he was a no-show at Cynthia and Howard’s holiday open house, which they wanted to host just for my benefit, hoping I wouldn’t be alone at Christmas – again. Not that I felt lonely, but I could not convince my BFF of that. Although I truly had enough holiday memories to keep me warm for decades, Cynthia insisted on hooking me up with potential new memory-makers. However, Elliot, it seemed, had no such inclination to be one. After three consecutive stand-ups, I refused to consider any further attempts. Besides, I had plenty of other things to do than meet some ex-soldier, cousin of Howard’s.  

Prompt: Relate the first time you felt excruciating pain.

Word of the Day: entelechy n. 1. a realization or actuality as opposed to a potentiality.  2. (in vitalist philosophy) a vital agent or force directing growth and life. (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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