Friday Notions #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: 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.

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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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