Each week, I post three words. You write something using the words.
Then come back and post a link to the contribution with Mr. Linky (but please, link to the exact post, not your blog, by clicking on the exact post title). As always, there's no hard-and-fast rule that you have to post on Wednesday.

But I invite everyone to check back often to read and comment on other contributions. This is, after all, a community for writers who clamor for feedback.

This week's words:

Brandish; verb: Wave of flourish something, especially a weapon, as a threat or in anger or excitement.

Forbid; verb: Order someone not to do something; refuse entry to a place of area; make something impossible or to prevent.

Manage; verb: To be in charge of; succeed in surviving or in attaining one’s aims, especially against heavy odds.