Bill was proud of his independence and could find no better company than his own. It wasn’t that he was indecisive, nor was he in any way antisocial. But he felt no need to surround himself with petty, garrulous, insincere people who would kiss you on the cheek and stab you in the back at the same time.
He recognized that he was getting older, but he never felt any sense of urgency about settling down in one place. Maybe at some point in the future Bill would channel the small gods into helping him find worthy people in a worthy place to call home. But so far, all he had experienced were lank, shallow people in forgettably lame places. And even though he tried to fit in, he would inevitably tire of the drama he would end up encountering if he stayed in any one place for too long.
Bill couldn’t say for sure if he was the cause of the drama or if he was its victim, but in either case, the result was his itinerant lifestyle. And he was happy.
Written for these daily prompts: Scott’s Daily Prompt (proud), My Vivid Blog (indecisive), Word of the Day Challenge (garrulous), The Daily Spur (urgency), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (channel), Twiglet (small gods), Your Daily Word Prompt (lank), Ragtag Daily Prompt (drama), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (itinerant).