Wednesday Wits #36

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: What do you feel is a sign of weakness?

Sentence: Fortunately, I have a high threshhold of pain.

Paragraph: When I was little, I was afraid of almost everything: animals, bugs, chickens, turkeys, reptiles, and flying balls. As long as they were caged or fenced in, I really enjoyed looking at cute, living things. But if they were free and within ten feet of me, I would run away screaming like a girl. And, although it was my idea to join Little League, I would freeze at bat everytime, fearing that the ball was going to hit me, which it did on occasion. Dad changed all that silliness when I was twelve – he died.

Prompt: Name your favorite cousin.

Word of the Day: ithyphallic – adj. 1. of or pertaining to the phallus carried in ancient festivals of Dionysus. 2. portrayed with an erect penis, as the figures of satyrs in Greek vase painting. 3. indecent; salacious. (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.

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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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