Who is that familiar face?
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NEW PROMPT: Write a short story or poem about sitting in your car at a red light and someone opens the door and jumps in. Who is it and what do they want???
THE FAMILIAR STRANGER
I've seen you lost out there before--but just who could you be?
On second thought, the one I'm looking at is clearly ME!!
You crawled into my car just now without encouragement,
and when I screamed at you to leave, you told me you'd been sent
to remind me of my great life--if I just watch my deeds!
That I can have all that I'll want and all I'll ever need!
You're just a scary wake-up call to whip me into shape;
but you are always with me and from you I can't escape!!