In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fireside Chat.”
What person whom you don’t know very well in real life — it could be a blogger whose writing you enjoy, a friend you just recently made, etc. — would you like to have over for a long chat in which they tell you their life story?
i’ve only really and truly spoken to you once. actually, scratch that. the several times we spoke that night, in shallow and previous conversations, seem to add up to one good experience. but you and i are so… awkward. i think you’re naturally quiet, and i just get so flustered around you. i just want another way to know about you besides second hand experiences and social media scourings. i am so curious as to know what your personality is like, if you even have one, because right now my knowledge about you is limited. i want to know what tv shows you’re interested in, and what music you listen to. do you like taylor swift, because that’s a deal breaker. what’s your opinion on old-fashioned ways of communication, because i think it’s so behind the times yet genuine that i can only aspire to live my life using them. where would you like to go in the world, because i have this overhanging fear of only seeing one part of the world and having this terribly narrow mindset. would we call each other, if either of us just had the courage to make a move? or would we hide behind the screens, as we did that night. would you watch crime shows with me, and accompany me on unrealistic adventures? you started as one person, a specific person i have trouble breathing normally around. but slowly, you became a mystery, an enigma, that i can only see you as the generic gray icon for when you have no caller id. we haven’t met yet, but i’m still excited to know that you’re out there. as i read back, i realize that while this started about a boy, but it slowly became things i’ve wanted in a best friend. maybe i want one or the other, but dating someone i already love sounds great