Wednesday Wits #55

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: When did you know you were going to be a writer?

Sentence: Grandma’s grandfather clock kept lousy time.

Paragraph: Porter slowly woke up and groaned. The sunshine coming in through the window was merciless against his eyelids. He wanted to close the blinds but could not work up the energy to reach for the cord. He had not felt this drained since…well, he could not recall. What happened last night? he wondered, as the smell of himself permeated his nostrils. After managing to rub his face, he breathed in a different smell that he well remembered from Iraq. His eyes popped open and his hands were covered in blood. He bolted out of bed and quickly eyed his filthy, slashed, and bloodied clothing.

Prompt: Name a pet that you are least likely to acquire.

Word of the Day: quinary adj. consisting of five; in sets of five – n. a set of five  (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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