Talk to who (or is it whom)?
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?
A person I don’t know very well? For a long chat? Really? Well, as long as it is really in front of a fire, and there is wine or cognac involved. Entering into a long chat about someone-you-don’t-know-well’s life could be dangerous.
Not to mention this person would have to not be allergic to cats, although they would probably only see Elliot, since the others always hide from strangers.
Prompts like these always stump me. Is there a right answer? What if I pick someone and decide later that someone else would be more interesting? What if I don’t pick an inspiring enough person that others go “Yeah – that WOULD be the most interesting person to listen to!”? What if someone reads this and wonders who is the crazy lady who wants to talk to the person who used to write Calvin and Hobbes? Or what if one of the bloggers I follow wonders why I didn’t pick them? Nope. Too much pressure. I think I’ll just settle in front of the fire with my glass of wine with hubby and kitties nearby and enjoy the latest episode of The Daily Show (note that I would have said The Walking Dead, but it doesn’t come back until February – damn them!!)