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 and paste it to Mr. Linky below). 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:
Dignity; noun: The state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect; a sense of pride in oneself; self-respect; a composed or serious manner or style.
Lacerate; verb: Tear or deeply cut (something, especially flesh or skin).
Ripe; adjective: (Of fruit or grain) developed to the point of readiness for harvesting and eating; (of a smell or flavor) rich, intense, or pungent; (of a female fish or insect) ready to lay eggs or spawn; (of a person's age) advanced.