Daily Writing Challenge, Day #21

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 21, 2021, Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: sophistry (n.)


subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation

Bjorn had expected some reaction but nothing like this. “M-Mr. Lan?” 

In his previous occupation as a Special Community Officer’s assistant among a cityscape of skyscrapers and bullet trains, the Jubars were calmer. Some fostered quiet resentment, others didn’t mind the police because they didn’t break the law and therefore the law didn’t frighten them. 

According to records, Mr. Odo Lan was a civic minded Jubar business owner with no infractions of any kind. Just then Glassman’s caustic anecdotes about suburban Jubar communities and their secrets came to mind—anecdotes that Bjorn had been inclined to suspect as sophistry. 


Bjorn found his region’s only Class 3 standing beside him, smiling as though they were well acquainted, which they weren’t, with cheeks tinged pink from running. 

“Sorry, I’m late.” Roar straightened, catching his breath. “I went to the wrong place. Hey, Odo. This is Bjorn.” He gestured. “It’s okay, he’s okay.”

word count: 150

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