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)
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