Weekend Writing Prompt- New Neighbors

I found Henry pacing in his yard.
“What’s up, Henry?”
“The new neighbors appear to be refugees. I don’t know where they’re from? I don’t know if they like dogs? I don’t know if they speak English? Wonder if they like barbecue? Or, do they play cards? Jackie and I would love new pitch partners.”
“Why not ask them?”
“That’s absurd!”

(61 words)
Weekend Writing Prompt #203 – Absurd | Sammi Cox (wordpress.com)

10 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt- New Neighbors

  1. jenne49 04/03/2021 / 1:25 pm

    Love this.
    I hope they discover it’s not absurd!

    • Susan St.Pierre 04/03/2021 / 1:28 pm

      Me too. Everyone is on ‘eggshells’ these days because of political correctness. We should all just be ourselves. How nice that would be!

      • jenne49 04/03/2021 / 2:06 pm

        And that’s really what it’s about, isn’t it? Just being ourselves and allowing other people to be themselves.

  2. Iain Kelly 04/04/2021 / 4:33 am

    The trouble is no one is allowed to be themselves these days, and some people seem to think being themselves means they have to be nasty to other people. We’re in quite a mess! Absurd is a good word for it!

    • Susan St.Pierre 04/04/2021 / 9:41 am

      They could have been playing cards during that awkward waiting. What a shame. 😉

  3. rochellewisoff 04/04/2021 / 11:03 am

    Dear Susan,

    If only people would realize that we’re more the same than different. I hope someone makes the first move. Well done.



  4. Dale 04/04/2021 / 2:42 pm

    Heaven forbid one do the neighbourly thing and welcome them… who know what they will discover?
    Well done, Susan!

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