Friday Notions #101

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: What childhood experience left a lasting impression on you?

Sentence: Multiple rough tongues licking off his vomit woke Blake up.

Paragraph: The three Hopkins children longed to be outside, follicking in the snow, but they were sick. They had been home from school all week, because they were contagious. Their fevers kept coming and going, and until they remained fever-free for at least twenty-four hours they could not return to school. The first two days had passed with quiet sickness, but they were returning in various degrees to rowdiness as cabin fever set in. Even emailed homework was tackled with enthusiasm.

Prompt: Identify something you have already found amusing in this new year.

Word of the Day: drollery n. 1. something whimsically amusing or funny, as a story or jest or a comic picture.  2. a droll quality or manner; whimsical humor.  3. the action or behavior of a droll person; jesting.  4. Archaic. a puppet show. (RANDOM HOUSE WEBSTER’S COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 1991)

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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