Wednesday Wits #73

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: Does weather affect your mood?

Sentence: “What a humorless household,” Ann remarked as we left the Harrises.

Paragraph: Without consulting us, Mum and Da decided to move the summer it rained thirty-seven days. Not thirty-seven days continuously, just thirty-seven days altogether, which cancelled many of their plans. They were outdoor people, you see, and this wetness did not suit them in the slightest. While they tolerated the storms during school terms, they foolishly expected summers to be sunny and balmy – just for them, or so it seemed by their extraordinary decision. We left Queen and country behind and relocated to bloody Lake Havasu City, Arizona, new home of the London Bridge. Our parents were crackers!

Prompt: List five places you would hate to live.

Word of the Day: quondam adj. former; onetime: his quondam partner. (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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2 Responses to Wednesday Wits #73

  1. mskatykins says:

    Yes, weather affects my mood – rain makes me happy! Particularly if we haven’t had it for a while! Weird, I know! 🙂

    • Cyranette says:

      Not weird at all, because rain nourishes. We had very little rain last year and we are still in a drought. Unrelenting sunshine can be difficult to abide…But, living on an island, don’t you get lots of rain?

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