Daily Writing Challenge, Day #26

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 26, 2021, Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: fugitive (n.)


1: a person who flees or tries to escape: such as–

a: a person who flees a country or location to escape danger (such as war) or persecution 

b: a person (such as a suspect, witness, or defendant) involved in a criminal case who tries to elude law enforcement especially by fleeing the jurisdiction

2: something elusive or hard to find

If the captain approves of him, then maybe I’ve been overreacting. Bjorn withdrew car keys. “We’ll see how this goes. I’m parked over here.” 

Roar didn’t follow him. “I have my own vehicle. Who’s the next stop?” 

After a pause, Bjorn went to the truck, with Roar lingering at a distance, and opened the drivers’ side door to consult a stapled list.

Glassman had painted Roar as a vicious fugitive who defied authority and posed a threat to the public. While research suggested the assessment could be valid, and while Bjorn’s initial meeting with Roar had been rife with taunting glances, Roar had thus far been harmless.

Taunts were enough to rile Glassman though. 

Bjorn scowled at the list. Maybe Grigol’s full of crap. “The Mabry Fitness Complex.”

“That’s ten minutes away. Cool.” Flashing a smile, Roar jogged across the aisle toward a small electric blue sedan. “See you there!” 

word count: 150

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