Daily Writing Challenge, Day #16

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 16, 2021, Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: bromide (n.)


1: a binary compound of bromine with another element or a radical including some (such as potassium bromide) used as sedatives

2a: a commonplace or tiresome person BORE

b: a commonplace or hackneyed statement or notion

Roar, Susan, and Zaida huddled around the phone on the table, which had been on speaker while Roar spoke with an accommodating officer at the Carie Police Station. When the call ended, they sat in astounded silence before erupting into laughter.

Face red, Susan pushed out of her chair. “Oh! Dear me! I didn’t think he’d actually ask! He’s a good one!” 

Zaida beamed up at Susan. “Cake, please!”

Moving to the counter, Susan placed cake slices on plates. “Maybe the next Huntsman will be a beautiful woman. She and Roar can be rivals, then fall in love—.”

Roar groaned. “That’s so bromide.” 

Zaida glowered. “Why are we talking about chemicals?”

“He means it’s a cliche,” said Susan.

“Nerd.” Zaida smiled at Roar for a moment. “But you don’t need to wait for a Huntswoman ‘cuz, when I’m a detective, I’ll be the one cop who isn’t scared of you.” 

word count: 150

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