Saturday Ideas #95

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 can anyone kill children?

Sentence: The shock of being shot at and seeing classmates bleed and die caused more than one child to contract hysterical blindness or muteness.

Paragraph: Unlike most males, Trent loved to shop. At first he thought the shopping bug came from his mother, who had taken him everywhere with her. Then he realized it was just a part of him, for his brothers hated poring over clothes, groceries, jewelry, linens, art supplies, and kitchen items. They dissed him constantly until he began going out with older girls, who could not get enough of him.

Prompt: List five words with definitions that take up at least one-fourth of a page (one-half of a column).

Word of the Day: hobbledehoy n : an awkward gawky youth (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, 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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