Wednesday Wits #88

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: Where would you prefer to spend your leisure time?

Sentence: Taking down the wash, she buried her face in the crisp, sundried sheet.

Paragraph: Bobby, Billy, Jinx, Charlie, and Hugo sat within their hexagonal tree-fort, figuring out what to do besides munching on junk food. Built for them one beery weekend by their dads and uncles, the roofed structure securely nested eighteen feet above the ground, before the branches of the massive Red Oak began. Hugo’s dad had been the most inventive by adding a hinged ladder that could be raised like a drawbridge and tied at the doorway. The other two dads had wanted to concoct a rock wall or intricate rope ladder, which might have been scaled too easily by animals, bullies, or monsters.

Prompt: Elucidate on your favorite outfit. (why you like it, how it fits, the way it makes you feel, etc.)

Word of the Day: balladmonger n synPOETASTER, bardlet, bardling, poeticule, rhymer, rhymester, verseman, versemonger, versesmith, versifier (Webster’s Collegiate Thesaurus, 1976)

If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.

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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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