Daily Writing Challenge, Day #27

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 27, 2021, Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: amenable (adj.)


1 : having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action) : inclined, willing

2 : readily giving in to the command or authority of another : obedient, compliant, submissive

3 : being the one who must meet an obligation or suffer the consequences for failing to do so : liable

An unassuming winding side road through a wooded neighborhood opened up to a mammoth sports complex that took Bjorn’s breath away.  

The Mabry Fitness Complex sprawled between four modern buildings, various well-kept outdoor courts, all surrounded by an asphalt desert which provided ample parking, interrupted only by lush oaks and naked maples. The atmosphere was splendidly nostalgic. 

Fists crammed in jacket pockets against the cold, Bjorn bounded up to the main entrance where he found Roar waiting for him and together they entered through one of eight sets of glass doors. 

Inside, a silvery sweeping reception area stretched beneath a high, arched ceiling. Live palms and gold-and-jade streaked pothos vines gleamed in colossal round planters. Bold signage indicated everything from the locations of locker rooms to a cafe.

Within seconds arrival, the pair were offered greetings and assistance by several amenable personnel in blue polo shirts. 

word count: 146

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