Wednesday Wits #82

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 old or young do you feel?

Sentence: Litter and dead leaves blew across the empty playground and pressed against the rusting chain-link fence.

Paragraph: Once they moved into the little shoebox house, it did not take Serry long to figure out she was going to get hit everytime the train whistled. She reckoned there was something in Zack’s past that made him go crazy whenever he heard a train approaching. She tolerated the whackings for a while, until one day three trains went by and she ended up in the hospital. Maeve had rushed over from next door, after hearing Zack roar off in the truck, or else Serry would have died. Since then, she got real familiar with the railroad schedule and made sure to be gone when her husband was home. She refused, however, to leave him for good, telling the nice Women’s Advocacy lady: “Twasn’t his fault. Somethin’ happened to him when he was little.”

Prompt: Identify your lucky charm.

Word of the Day: antecessor n. a predecessor. (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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