Monday Musings #105

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 panic when you’re lost?

Sentence: The smell of soured laundry turned Samantha’s stomach and instantly took her back to the bad time.

Paragraph: For years, Richie had been climbing out his bedroom window and onto a branch of the old red oak tree. Though every year the tree trimmers cut back all the branches that touched or almost touched the roof and side of the Barrant’s house, it was never by more than a foot. Richie hoped they never did; he needed the tree, which was too big to climb from the ground up. Lately, instead of imagined adventures, he was performing an experiment. Not far from his window, a finch nest held three hatchlings, and when the parents went off in search for food for them, Richie dropped a raisin or bread crumb into their wide-opened beaks. He wanted to see if the hatchlings would remember his treats and return to this spot after they flew away.

Prompt: Name something your favorite person can do that you can’t.

Word of the Day: nettlesome adj. 1. causing irritation, vexation, or annoyance. 2. easily provoked or annoyed. (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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4 Responses to Monday Musings #105

  1. jenniesisler says:

    What I find interesting about the word nettlesome is that it has a negative connotation, but I’ve been drinking herbal tea with stinging nettle in it to help my sinsuses…not that it really has anything to do with your blog here, but it’s just a thought that occurred to me. Maybe it will annoy my sinuses into cooperating with me;)

  2. jenniesisler says:

    SINUSES – geez you’d think I didn’t know how to spell or something. Yeah allergies are at the root of my issues. Living in the Pioneer Valley is one of the worst things you can do with respiratory problems, but anyway, I’m thinking i can get local honey at a farm stand this spring, so I think I’m going to try it this year. Can’t hurt and will probably taste pretty darn good.

    • Cyranette says:

      Actually, a tablespoon of honey with some cinnamon on top everyday is really healthy for our bodies, allergies or not. Wards off all kinds of stuff. I love that something sweet is good for us. 🙂 P.S. Sometimes my fingers don’t obey my brain either.

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