Sunday Ponderings #94

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: Do you have a high or low level of tolerance for the bad behavior of others?

Sentence: Empathy is something that not everyone feels.

Paragraph: Having never been in a police station before, I had no idea what to expect. Nervous as all get out at first, I rubbed my clammy palms on my thighs several times while I waited to be interviewed. The room was just as nondescript as any I had seen on TV or in the movies, only now I could smell. The cement blocks surrounding me had absorbed the sweat and blood of everything that had come before me: fear, hatred, disrespect, guilt, violence, anxiety, hopelessness, and addiction. For some reason, however, the reek eventually calmed me. I was only there to provide information; I had done nothing wrong.

Prompt: Make a list of things you cannot abide.

Word of the Day: infrangible adj. 1 that cannot be broken or separated  2 that cannot be violated or infringed (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.


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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