Wednesday Wits #70

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 feel misunderstood?

Sentence: Piece by oily, grimy, or corroded piece, Wiley took apart nearly every  engine in his Grandpa Jack’s salvage yard, until he could put them back together lickety-split.

Paragraph: The stench rising from the drainage ditch along Odo Ranch Road, just south of the Broken Spoke cutoff, caused Sheriff Earl Rossiter to momentarily pause in his approach. While driving home, he had noticed a couple dozen buzzards circling in the air and roosting on the top fence rail above the ditch. As he pulled to the side and stopped his Jeep, he saw more scavengers in the ditch. Too many for something small. Using his sweaty hat as a partial mask, he peered over the edge of the six-foot deep ditch. The vultures made no attempt to scatter. Two headless, flannel-shirted bodies were entwined, their bare butts, legs, and feet nearly skinless, but not from the feathered feasters focused on the open necks and entrails. Rossiter backed away and called his dispatcher, Cindy Mae, to request the necessary personnel. He started looking around for the missing heads.

Prompt: Name your top five horror flicks.

Word of the Day: tenebrific adj. producing darkness. (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.


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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