Writing Prompt: Does someone need a hug?

It’s funny how everyone responds differently to physical contact. With some friends, people I’ve known for years, I can’t bring myself to hug them. Their whole being projects “ask me anything, but don’t touch”, where others seem to want a hug every hello, goodbye and opportunity in between. Some people are desperately ticklish, others don’t feel a thing but annoyance. I know some people who touch my arm for a moment before they begin to speak.

Personally, once I get to know people and can call them friends, I love to be hugged. It makes be feel connected and safe, like everything is ok.  The only thing that makes me edgy is when a stranger tries to hug or kiss me hello. With friend, I’d be hurt if they didn’t. It’s also worth noting how different cultures treat familiarity.

Try this, write a scene where physical contact is involved between strangers where one is uncomfortable. What kind of comedy and/or misunderstandings result?

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  1. I do agree with all the concepts you have introduced on your post. They’re very convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are too short for newbies. May you please extend them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.

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