Sunday Ponderings #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 often have you been emotionally abandoned?

Sentence: Cast from the manse onto the wet cobbled street by four pairs of competent hands, Clinton luckily landed flat on his belly rather than on his pate.

Paragraph: By the time the weighted iron chest settled on the deep bottom of the glacial lake, the old woman had resigned herself to drowning. She spent the last few moments of her unusual life chained to the chest, gazing up at the world she would be leaving. The boat, which had not slowed to dump her, was long gone but would not even have been a speck that mattered in any case. As numbing cold encased her, she drew a final, involuntary breath and was no more.

Prompt: Write an essay on self-worth.

Word of the Day: scaramouch or scaramouche n 1 cap : a stock character in the Italian commedia deli’arte that burlesques the Spanish don and is characterized by boastfulness and cowardliness  2 a : a cowardly buffoon  b : RASCAL, SCAMP (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.


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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