Welcome, Stranger: Bizarre Bazaar

Think about the town where you currently live: its local customs, traditions, and hangouts, its slang. What would be the strangest thing about this place for a first-time visitor?

(Thanks for inspiring this prompt, Tamarah Rockwood!)

I'm a Stranger Too!

I’m a Stranger Too! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m a stranger,

In my own city.

Back from afar.

Been here a while,

But still feeling bizarre.

Home, but not  quite all here.

I’m not yet accustomed to the atmosphere.

It’s true the world’s a sphere,

I sometimes wish I could disappear.

If you were to come,

You’d feel more welcome.

Than me, than anyone here,

I venture.

—Linus Fernandes.

Flash Talk: State your case

You’re about to enter a room full of strangers, where you will have exactly four minutes to tell a story that would convey who you really are. What’s your story?

I have but a few minutes,

In which to state my case.

Wow! Flash

Wow! Flash (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How shall I start?

How about—“Hi! Good morning!

I’m Linus Fernandes, 

and I really want this job.”

—Linus Fernandes.