Sunday Ponderings #102

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: Who can you count on to lift your spirits?

Sentence: In the empty church, Amelia Marie Ramirez Quiroz rapidly touched the holy water, crossed herself, and curtsied before heading directly to the confessional.

Paragraph: The Devil put his fiery fingers together and frowned at the supine disciple writhing before him. He had made an exception of this particular soul by repeating his instructions twice now, but it seemed he would have to make an example of him instead. It was so unlike him to hesitate, to waver from dispensing eternal agony that he felt an infinitesimal flicker of fear of weakness, which was completely unacceptable. Without further thought, he tore the soul apart and scattered the pieces into the netherworld, where they would forever seek wholeness.

Prompt: Describe playing with a balloon and your surprise when it popped.

Word of the Day: peculate vt : EMBEZZLE (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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2 Responses to Sunday Ponderings #102

  1. mskatykins says:

    Today’s question is a fabulous one! I am so stressed right now that it would be nice just to find some levity somewhere! 🙂

    • Cyranette says:

      As my family gathered at Mom and Dad’s yesterday to see how she was doing after the hospital, we all took turns checking our blood pressures as well as hers. Most of ours beat hers, so we shared her pills and laughed at ourselves.

      Try not to think about the wedding and pleasing others. It’s YOUR wedding. If you have your gown, something borrowed, something blue, then screw it – everything else will work out. Let your family and friends plan and put things together. Your vows and the honeymoon are all that matter. So think about that and smile, sweetie!

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