Wednesday Wits #71

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 have an adventurous palate?

Sentence: I’ll never forget Grandaunt Sue’s words: “When you know you’re dying, Katie, you can be a kid again and not have a care or worry in the world.”

Paragraph: Cora let the children play outside as long as possible, while she gathered the candles, matches, flashlights, and batteries in the basement. John would have brought in the kerosene lamps they used for camping, but she did not feel comfortable using them when he was gone. The dense clouds had been threatening all day and she had kept the radio on for weather alerts. Though supper was still a couple hours away, the sky darkened to night, causing the children to rush inside without being called. They had been through these powerful storms before and found no pleasure in them. As Cora, Daniel, James, Emma, Ellie, and Warren headed down the dimly lit stairs, there was an earsplitting crack of lightning, thunder, and simultaneous screams. She lost her balance and fell into the darkness.

Prompt: Describe your latest indulgence.

Word of the Day: priapic adj. 1. PHALLIC.  2. exaggeratedly concerned with masculinity and male sexuality. (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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