Daily Writing Challenge, Day #10

My Word-of-the-Day Challenge

Directions: Use the Word of the Day from Merriam-Webster.com from the month of August in a scene; each day’s post must be a continuation of the previous day’s post.

Word count limit: 150 words


August 10, 2021, Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: garnish (v.)

1 a : decorate, embellish

b : to add decorative or savory touches to (food or drink)

2 : to equip with accessories : furnish

3 : to take (something, such as a debtor’s wages) by legal authority : garnishee


The aroma of herbed chicken, tomato-based pasta sauce and fresh rolls welcomed Roar to his neighbor’s home. He waited to until everyone was seated and served before breaking the news.

The old Jubar woman and teenage human girl gawked at him. “GLASSMAN’S GONE?!”

“Was he fired?” The girl gleefully eyed the hard candy garnish of the cake on a nearby counter. “Did he cry?”

The woman took a bite of pasta. “I hope someone finally dragged his authority-abusing behind to court.”

Roar shrugged. “The new guy only said Glassman had a ‘new gig’.”

“OH MY GOSH NEW GUY!??” The girl sat forward. “What’s he like?”

“Stiff.” Roar paused. “He tried to give me a business card.”

The girl sighed dramatically at the ceiling. “Uuuuughh!! You left out the two most important thiiiings!”

“Two things?” said Roar.

The woman nodded gravely. “Is he hot, and is he single?”

The ladies high-fived.

word count: 150

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