Monday Musings #115

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: How often do you laugh until you cry?

Sentence: The mirror held no surprises.

Paragraph: Wee Riley O’Leary spoke the brogue like no other in his fourth-grade class, which only served to set him further apart. He had not just arrived from Ireland, neither had his parents nor grandparents. Over the summer, Riley had taken a liking to the Star Trek character Scotty. Though each year he spoke with a different accent, depending on what he had read or seen, his teachers put up with the affectation. However, his current teacher, Mr. Alorda, was not amused or quite as tolerant. New to Jacob Sousa Elementary’s staff, he had been well briefed on the eccentric child under his charge and had decided to break him.

Prompt: Write effusively about something ordinary or boring.

Word of the Day: strew vt 1 : to spread by scattering  2 : to cover by or as if by scattering something  3 : to become dispersed over as if scattered  4 : to spread abroad : DISSEMINATE  (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.

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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, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 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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