Wednesday Wits #93

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: What makes the other grass greener for you?

Sentence: Dozens of ragged, barefoot waifs spent each day cadging around the city, survival being more paramount than safety.

Paragraph: With a lightly veiled face Aabida looked out at the city overcrowded with mosques and other ancient buildings, not a tree in sight. She longed for home, but that was a dream that her heart needed to abandon. That previous life, all fifteen years of it, was no more; just like her name – Darlaya. Tears slid from her kohled eyes at the thought that she would never hear it said again. I am Aabida, Aabida, Aabida – whore of Qasim! she swore, pounding her small fists on the wide stone rail.

Prompt: Describe a state of ecstasy you have experienced.

Word of the Day: paranymph n 1 : a friend going with a bridegroom to fetch home the bride in ancient Greece; also : the bridesmaid conducting the bride to the bridegroom   2 a : BEST MAN  b : BRIDESMAID (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.


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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