First Impressions

My first impression of him was that he was a worldly, sophisticated, erudite man.

But after seeing him at myriad public appearances, I realized my initial impression couldn’t have been more wrong.

He was nothing more than a charlatan, a moth drawn to and flitting around the limelight.

Watching and hearing him speak made my skin crawl, made me feel slimy, made me want to rush home and take a shower.


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (impression), Word of the Day Challenge (erudite), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (myriad), Your Daily Word Prompt (flit), The Daily Spur (home), and MMA Storytime (shower).

10 thoughts on “First Impressions

  1. Marleen March 23, 2021 / 11:19 pm

    There are people like that. Well done composition, Fandango.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dave Williams March 24, 2021 / 3:55 am

    Good story. Ah, how some people have carefully prepared a facade so effective, it works very well — until others look closely and ask questions. I think social media has made this much easier to do.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango March 24, 2021 / 9:43 am

      I agree. It’s easy to pretend to be someone you’re not on social media.

      Liked by 1 person

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