Daily Writing Challenge, Day #19

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 19, 2021, Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: winnow (v.)


1a(1): to remove (something, such as chaff) by a current of air

(2): to get rid of (something undesirable or unwanted) REMOVE 



2a: to treat (something, such as grain) by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated

b: to free of unwanted or inferior elements PARE


Roar lowered his eyes. I’ve never been on good terms with a Huntsman. Heck, I wish … “Maybe if I help the new guy with the other Jubars, because they’re gonna be as terrified of him as they are of Glassman…”

Since being rated Class 3 as an adolescent, Roar became painfully attuned to the reactions of those who knew what he was; and local Huntsmen flaunted their desire to winnow their Jubars by exactly one Class 3. 

“It’d be awesome if he didn’t mind me being alive. And If things go well, then maybe Mr. Hot-Guy-What’s-His-Face–.”

Zaida choked, spewing bits, and Susan said, grinning, “Can we please call him that?”

Eyes watering, Zaida blurted through a full mouth, “Yeth.” 

Roar frowned. What’s his name again? “Rackham… Bjorn? Sergeant!” 

Susan was impressed. “You said his name backwards.” 

Zaida wasn’t. “His name backwards is Guy Hot Mr.”  

“…I hope he does well.”

word count: 150

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