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 many hairstyles have you had?
Sentence: Every now and then Marcos Holloway was amazed by the ingenuity of his enemies.
Paragraph: Daddy was hard on us kids ’cause he knew life was no bowl of cherries. That’s what he told us over and over again: “Life ain’t no bowl of cherries, younguns, so ya better get that through yer heads right here and now.” He didn’t say it mean like, just matter of fact. And when I said he was hard on us, I wasn’t meaning that he beat us or anything. I just meant he gave us chores and expected us to do them, even when we were small. Looking back, not having a momma was probably good for us. Except when we really needed one.
Prompt: Name a holiday treat you would sorely miss not having.
Word of the Day: encomium – n : glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise; also : an expression of this (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.