Wednesday Wits #69

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 long do you keep a pair of shoes?

Sentence: Raggety Ann Ragsdale was a softie and the whole town knew it.

Paragraph: Adam did not know, and I should have told him, but I thought enough time had passed. I thought I was over it and ready to live in a house again. A house with a yard. In a neighborhood with many yards. Yards that needed mowing. But I was wrong, for when I heard the first mower being cranked up I was instantly fearful and did not know where to hide from the long ago terror of my father coming inside after mowing and weighing me down with his sweaty, stinky body. No, I was not ready. I might never be ready. I should not have let my husband talk me out of our high-rise condo, where there was no grass to mow.

Prompt: Name a reckless moment in your life.

Word of the Day: risible adj. 1. causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.  2. having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh.  3. pertaining to or connected with laughing. (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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