Wednesday Wits #105

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: Do you usually need help falling asleep?

Sentence: Frigid air nipped at her naked nape, instantly stiffening  her neck hair and goosing up her skin.

Paragraph: During the spring thaw, we found Mitchell’s body half in and half out of his old Mercedes. He loved that car, kept it up himself, babied it. I suppose it was appropriate that he died in it as well. Doc Dewey, the coroner, told me the old coot had had a massive heart attack, probably when he returned home from his last grocery run. No way of knowing, actually, ’cause the body had not thawed much before animals began eating on it, which was still too cold for bugs to do their thing. As for the grocery aspect, I had that figured out already from the bags still in the trunk.

Prompt: Explain how you would try to escape from a captor.

Word of the Day: melisma n syn MELODY, air, descant, dispason, lay, measure, melodia, strain, tune, warble (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.

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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