Tuesday Tips #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: Whose pants have you pulled down?

Sentence: The doubtful dodger left London for parts unknown to escape being woefully compared to his nemesis, the artful dodger.

Paragraph: I studied Martha Lowell Perkins for two months, thinking that, despite her stoopedness and no effort to dress attractively, she probably had hidden potential. But that was not the case. Though not pretty, no one thought her ugly either. She was just plain, except for her electric eyes, which she did not use to look at people. Mostly, she buried them in books or concentrated on the sidewalk or floor, slightly raising her head only to make sure she was walking in the right direction. This virtually staved off any attempts to approach the young woman. While I always enjoyed a challenge, I was no longer sure I wanted to peel away the layers of her psyche.

Prompt: Make a list of all the things you would miss if you could no longer see.

Word of the Day: lenitive adj. soothing or assuaging; lessening pain or distress  – n. anything that soothes; esp. a lenitive medicine (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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