Saturday Ideas #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: Compared to your friends, what do you have more of?

Sentence: The sanctuary of Holy Dominion Church was empty, save for one shrouded soul.

Paragraph: As he watched the JL Chave Hermitage Rouge 1995 being poured with perfection, Frederick’s large light-brown eyes sparkled with anticipation. While he waited for the tasting to begin, he thought back thousands of years to the ancients who had first discovered the glories of grapes. How rudimentary their offerings would have been, but then they were merely quenching their thirsts (he shuddered) rather than savoring the delicacies of the future. Primitive though they had been, he felt he owed them a silent shred of gratitude.

Prompt: Compare the weather to your mood.

Word of the Day: saltation n. 1 a leaping, jumping, or dancing  2 sudden chage, movement, or development, as if by leaping  3 Biol. MUTATION (WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 3rd ed., 1996)

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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