New Skin

Daily Prompt – If you could spend the next year as someone radically different from the current “you” — a member of a different species, someone from a different gender or generation, etc. — who would you choose to be?


Today the prompt was real. (Cough). I mean it appeared in my WordPress reader. Since a few days I have been going to the daily prompt page to check out the prompts because they were just reposting older prompts which somehow didn’t appear in the reader. First of all, I wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2015.

I would prefer not to change my skin. My skin is in good condition and I don’t think I need a substitution. A layer of thick leather will do since it is winter and January is the coldest of all months. I don’t go out, I don’t open the windows, I don’t switch on the fans. This new year (and all the coming ones), I would just like to be in my own skin. Even if I want to change skins, I would prefer something with a lot of fur (maybe a polar bear) to keep me warm enough to fight this cold.

The prompt allows us to exchange skins from someone of other generation. Then I would like to substitute mine for someone’s who is from the 20th century. Someone who has seen and experienced those two world wars. It would be a great experience. But still that’s risky, don’t you think? Just stay in your skin and enjoy the amenities of today’s technology.

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