Daily Prompt: Delayed Contact

As you know, if you’ve read my previous post, I’m brand new to this whole blogging thing.  I want to make this thing work, so I have decided to follow the Zero to Hero blogging course calendar from the beginning and see where it takes me.  I am trying to invest myself in this project as much as possible, and I also want to get myself used to frequently writing, so the Daily Prompt page seems like a natural fit for me to fulfill both goals.  You know what makes the Daily Prompt page cool?  If a prompt doesn’t sound fun, just hit the refresh button and it’ll throw another idea at you.  That’s what I did today, and I got one from way back in September –“How would get along with your sibling(s), parent(s), or any other person you’ve known for a long time — if you only met them for the first time today?

Interestingly enough, I was just talking to my mom about everyone in my family.  To save from writing a book, I’ll try to stick to just my siblings.  There’s three of them, so let’s decide who goes first.  Oldest to youngest, or youngest to oldest?  F*** it, I’ll flip a coin.  I’ll be back.

Alright, heads says oldest to youngest– let’s do it.  Well, I’m the oldest, and I love me.  Next.  That would be Allen (all fake names from here on out).  I actually haven’t seen him today, so I’ll have to go off of the last interaction I had with him.  He’s a big boy, 6 foot something, burly with a nice coat of fat, 20 something years old.  He needs to work out, but I probably wouldn’t tell him that to his face.  He seems big into guns and knives and stuff like that.  I don’t mind, I own my fair share of both, we could probably talk about our collections.  Ew, he chews.  Doesn’t he know that that stuff gives you cancer?  At least he’s not polluting my air with cigarettes.  Aand he just pulled out a cigarette, cool.  I don’t particularly like smokers, but I’m used to it.  Seems like my whole family smokes, nothing I can’t handle.  He doesn’t have a job, but he says he’s in technical school for an automotive program.  That’s cool, I like cars too, just not that much.  We’ll probably talk about our favorite car for a bit, and then I’ll not know what to talk about.  He just doesn’t seem like the type of person I’d talk to very often.  If I need help fixing something, great, I’ll ask this guy.  If I want to talk about what’s going on in the Middle East, he seems like he’d be a proponent of nuking everything that isn’t America.  I wouldn’t not get along with this guy, but I don’t see myself spending a whole lot of time with his company.

Next up is Sam, my sister.  First impression, she looks about 18-19 I think.  She’s pretty quiet, but so am I, so we probably wouldn’t say much to each other the first time we met.  Read differently, we’d get along great to begin with.  Let’s assume we talked to each other a bit.  She’s a Doctor Who fan, nice.  I wonder who’s her favorite Doctor?  She likes Smith, I’m more of a Tenant fan, but now we’re splitting hairs.  Now she’s talking to me about other TV shows.  I’m afraid I’m not huge on TV.  Supernatural?  Once upon a what? Pretty Little Who?  This girl watches way too much TV.  She needs to get outside.  I’m not one to talk, replace TV with internet, and I’m in the same boat.  I think we could be decent friends if she’d ever stop talking in movie quotes.

Last but not least, William, my youngest brother.  He’s in junior high.  Jesus tap dancing Christ, this kid doesn’t stop.  I don’t think he meets new people very often, because he is ridiculously excited about this.  Well,  I was talking to him, and then a bird flew by, and he’s onto a completely new topic.  This kid is straight up ADHD.  Have his parents looked into medication?  This is him on it? Damn, alright.  You know what? I don’t think I need any new friends today, thank you very much.  Goodbye, William.  Have fun doing cartwheels for 3 hours, or whatever you’re going to do with all that energy.  I’m tired just watching you, so I think I’m going to take a nap.

So in conclusion, I don’t think I’d have enough in common on the surface with Allen to develop a friendship, but I wouldn’t hate him.  Sam would be alright.  She seems like an interesting character, so long as she doesn’t try to turn me into a TV addict too.  Will, I just, wow.  That kid is something else.  I’m going to have to back away slowly, and hope he didn’t see which way I went.

Thank you for reading, if you have any constructive criticism of my writing, or maybe a suggestion of a writing topic, feel free to tell me.  I’d love to hear what I could do different to make for a more enjoyable read.


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