Wednesday Wits #46

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 many times have you been in love?

Sentence: The one student I could always depend upon not to cause a ruckus was Monica Waters.

Paragraph: Tom and I stood quiverin’ by the outhouse, waitin’ for Pa to tan our hides with his belt. We hadn’t done anything, but that didn’t matter. When Pa came down from his still, he jus’ had a need to hurt us. We tried runnin’ off ‘n’ stayin’ outta his way, but then he jus’ took his mad out on Ma. Whenever he was full of moonshine, Pa forgot all about his promises to Ma ‘n’ Sher’f Johnson. He plum forgot about beatin’ the baby outta Ma, too.

Prompt: Name a place you have no intention of visiting – ever.

Word of the Day: katzenjammer n. 1. the unpleasant aftereffects of excessive drinking; hangover.  2. uneasiness; anguish; distress.  3. an uproar; clamor. (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, 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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