I’m actually pretty shocked by this myself! For a long time, I had told myself that I was going to do just fine with my writing alone. I don’t consider myself Instagram-able, and I have too many bad experiences trying to put myself out there on YouTube. But I was content with having my words read and my thoughts in a place that I felt comfortable sharing it.
There can be times you want to grab someone’s attention, focus it on you; Or, maybe just because it’s fun. A distraction can disrupt someone’s train of thought, trip them up, get them frustrated and wanting to take it out on you in the form of some desired punishments. What will you do to get the attention you crave?
Have you ever had a coffee, or shared a dessert with someone special? The most intimate moments take place when two people share something together. Nuanced care for someone else can say a lot about how you feel, and how you see them. Tell me a story where people bond over something shared, and the intimacy that follows.
With conditions the way they are, it is more than a little difficult to go out and do the things we used to enjoy, or see the people we like. Apps like Zoom, Skype, Discord, and other messenger apps are becoming very important for keeping us connected. Your challenge is to write me a story involving people who connect through a messenger app. The rest is up to you.
It bears repeating that allowing intolerance isn’t the same as showing tolerance to all voices. Allowing voices of hate to have their podium only allows intolerance to spread and create an environment not safe for all, but only a few. Having a safe community means having the stones to back it up and defend your values.