For the #108 challenge:
Today we have Liz Strauss, Brand Strategist, Community Builder, and founder of SOBCon, choosing the words for our writing prompt challenge. Liz has over 70,000 twitter followers who may crash our servers when she tweets this, so we hope it holds, and we hope you rise to the challenge under that many eyeballs.
The words for the challenge are as follows:
- Insouciant – Marked by blithe unconcern; nonchalant.
- Rootbeer float
The following is my submission in ascending order:
He was a despicable exuse of a human being, dressed in hand-me-down clothing. As a bonus, he was also unwashed, as were the articles of clothing he was wearing.
I started to recommend that he find the nearest hotel, bathe and obtain a change of clothing, for which I would pay. But, becuase of his insouciant posture while leaning in the doorway, I could see that he was quite at ease with his situation, so decided to keep quiet.
In a spectacular display of color and elegance, a showgirl stopped by and, apparently without a thought, gave him a big hug and a deep kiss on the lips. As a further indication of her trust in him, she put her arm through his and walked with him right into one of the pits.
I could hear him tell the pit crew that he had just finished stripping and waxing the new floors at home, and almost missed his flight in to Vegas because he forgot the time. With that he entered the motor home, stating that he would meet them at the racecar in the garage after he took a shower and changed into his racing gear.
I just stood there dumbfounded for a while, then returned to drinking my rootbeer float as I continued my tour of pit row.
Sometimes opinions formed during first impressions can be erroneous.