Wednesday Wits #90

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: When asked, do you prefer the good news or the bad news first?

Sentence: “Penance becomes you, my dear,” Lord Haisley remarked without a shred of snideness.

Paragraph: After leaving the busy pre-op area, which reminded me of an assembly line, my son and I navigated the hospital hallways to the large surgical waiting room, where there were plenty of empty seats, several televisions, complimentary refreshments, and a receptionist, who kept families updated. We let the woman know we were there for Julie McKenna, Tom’s wife. We took seats away from twosomes, trios, and more sitting in separated areas and chatting or reading or pacing. Sporatically, smiling doctors came in to tell family members that all went well. Tom and I were hoping for that, too; we did not want to be taken to the privacy room by a solemn surgeon.

Prompt: Identify your alter ego.

Word of the Day: embourgeoisement n : a shift to bourgeois values and practices (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, 2011)

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, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 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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