Middle Seat

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Middle Seat.”

It turns out that your neighbor on the plane/bus/train (or the person sitting at the next table at the coffee shop) is a very, very chatty tourist. Do you try to switch seats, go for a non-committal brief small talk, or make this person your new best friend?

This prompt reminds me of a particular plane ride. I was on my way back from Beirut and the woman sitting next to me was an Egyptian returning home after a 20+ year absence. She was an elderly highly talkative woman, who spent nearly the entire flight conversing with me and my friend. Out of respect I engaged in conversation, but I was not enjoying the experience. In general, I’m the kind of person who would rather have a quiet trip on whichever kind of public transportation I’m on, preferring to listen to music or read rather than talk.

Publish on The Society Journal

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The Society Journal is a new site created by Blair King of People, Things and Life that will include an archive of essays, poetry, and short stories relating to the world today. It’s a place to congregate grievances, to celebrate the good, and to question the wonder that exists in our every day society.

I would like to welcome writers of all genres and forms (essays, poetry, fiction, etc.) to take part in this blog. My ultimate goal is to publish awareness pieces on society as we know it- the good and the bad.

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Only Sixteen

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Only Sixteen.”

Tell us all about the person you were when you were sixteen. If you haven’t yet hit sixteen, tell us about the person you want to be at sixteen.


For many, sixteen is one of the earliest steps towards adulthood; a time to be cherished and thoroughly enjoyed. But for me being sixteen was probably one of the worst years of my life. A high school junior at the time, I was depressed, more so than at any other point in my life. My experience was a bit of a cliche really. I wasn’t popular, was bullied, fought back most of the time, and spent the majority of my time alone listening to the saddest and/or angriest music I could enjoy. However that year was a significant building block of the person I am today.

No, Thank You

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “No, Thank You.”

If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?

Words I would ban:

  • Rejection
  • Tuition
  • Entrance Visa

For anyone applying to college,  having trouble traveling or has ever been rejected. Need I say more?