Wednesday Wits #72

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: Are you celebrating today’s date or just being off work?

Sentence: He scuffled down the road with his mother’s words burning his heart:  “I wish you were adopted, so we could give you back!”

Paragraph: More often than not, lately, Danielle pondered on the final phase of her too long life. While she washed dishes or dusted, did laundry or swept, she thought about having fewer things to clean. She was looking forward to it, a time of less. Less of everything – worry, chores, and responsibility. Each day brought her closer to that longed for final phase:  Life without her husband.

Prompt: Name your most memorable Fourth of July.

Word of the Day: abjure vt. 1 to give up (rights, allegiance, etc.) on oath; renounce  2 to give up (opinons) publicly; recant (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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3 Responses to Wednesday Wits #72

  1. mskatykins says:

    I’m not in/from the US so I won’t be celebrating the 4th July, per se. However, I do like a good excuse to celebrate… 😉 I hope you will be enjoying your day/night. 🙂

    • Cyranette says:

      Thank you for reminding me that we are on the WWW and every country celebrates different events. I debated about mentioning it, could not help myself. 🙂 Being as it was in the middle of the week, no one went hog wild, but while we were watching fireworks in Landa Park, several ambulances went by…Always great to hear from you.

      • mskatykins says:

        Thanks! 🙂
        No worries at all. I think a bit of patriotism is a good thing, our National day is St Andrew’s Day on the 30th November but it’s not a public holiday and I think many people have lost sight of why it’s important. It’s kind of sad. It’s a shame that there are usually accidents at these events, but I hope you enjoyed the fireworks. 🙂

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