Daily Writing Challenge, Day #5

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 5, 2021, Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: infix (v.)


1: to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in

2: to impress firmly in the consciousness or disposition

3: to insert (a sound or letter) as an infix

Jubars only share 98.8% DNA with humans. They are less closely related to humans than chimpanzees but more closely related than gorillas. This fact, despite Jubars’ similarity to humans, fueled much controversy and discrimination.

The most common type, Class 1 Jubars appear human with the exception of mild physical differences, the most prominent being irises that are marbled with multiple colors.

Class 2 Jubars are capable of subtle physical changes to become indistinguishable from humans.

Large in stature, Class 3 Jubars appear human but can shape-shift within the limit of their mass. This class unfortunately has the greatest risk of any demographic, human or Jubar, for violent psychopathy, with a tendency to focus malignant behavior on humans.

Extinct since the last war, Class 4’s could shape-shift without regard for mass. The wartime utilization of these individuals likely helped infix widespread fear of Jubars with full body shape-shifting abilities.

word count: 149

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