Saturday Ideas #96

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: Were you surprised the world did not end yesterday?

Sentence: After tantalizing aromas greeted him at the front door, Pastor Horace Morris spontaneously licked his lips at the succulent and steaming offerings on his parishioners’ table.

Paragraph: In an attempt to refocus her life, Sandra Blairly tackled her office, which teemed with years of stacked and cluttered books, magazines, papers, folders, notes, and notebooks. She had strayed from an encompassing path of organization to a mere swath that led to her desk. Unsure which had come first, the hoarding mess or the divorce, the climax of her dysfunction presented itself when she was knocked unconscious by a collapsing wall of debris she had stumbled against. After digging herself out, Sandra cried, screamed, and raged before falling asleep. She woke up armed with resolve and faced the chaos of her life with large bins and waste bags.

Prompt: Elucidate on your second worst holiday experience.

Word of the Day: devolve v.t., v.i. 1 orig., to roll down or onward  2 to pass (on) to another or others said of duties, responsibilities, etc. (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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