Wednesday Wits #98

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: So, how’s the new year so far? 🙂

Sentence: The skinny shadows cast onto the snow by the skeleton trees reminded Nan of the unlit candles on the last birthday cake she had as a child.

Paragraph: Charlie Winkle, snug in his bed and deep in sleep, came instantly awake when the house shook violently and the winter storm began howling through his bedroom door. What the? He grabbed for his warmups on the floor and hit the side of his head on the nightstand. “Shit!” The blank digital clock confirmed that the electricity was out. Yanking on the fleece top and bottoms, he pulled open the nightstand drawer and felt for the flashlight. The icy wind and snow made his teeth chatter before he could grab some socks and a jacket, as well. When he turned the beam towards the hallway, he saw that the big maple tree between his house and the Dancers had crashed through the roof and office wall, significantly blocking him from getting downstairs.

Prompt: List your emergency supplies.

Word of the Day: oread n. Gr. & Rom. Myth. a mountain nymph (WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 3rd ed., 1996)

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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  1. Pingback: What does your nightstand say about you? « Write on the World

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