Wednesday Wits #58

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: Do you hunt for bargains at garage sales and thrift stores?

Sentence: I hate my given name and use it as little as possible, introducing myself with my surname.  

Paragraph: I’ve hated Dickie Dirtbag ever since he killed my swan. Matilda spent her lonely days on our pond, and I felt it my duty to keep her company as much as possible. She was so graceful and stoic that it hurt my heart to see her there alone, waiting for a mate that would never find her. Even though the pond was quite large, she was always floating in the same place whenever I sat down on the short pier. Since I never saw Matilda eating or walking around, I presumed she did those things when she knew I wouldn’t be around. That’s when Dickie must have gotten to her. 

Prompt: Remember your first vacation without your family. 

Word of the Day: quincunx n : an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and one in the middle (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.


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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