Yesterday, my daughter got a dog from the SPCA. It’s a beautiful mix of… puppy bits. Maybe some pit bull, maybe some boxer or maybe even chocolate lab. She’s sweet, and quiet. And introductions to my cat didn’t go well. At all. Dagmar, the cat, was outside when we got home, waiting to come inside. One look at the dog, and much hissing occurred. And a bolt for safer corners (in between the porch supports). At least my daughter isn’t staying at home with the dog for long, as she’s just waiting for her new place to be painted.
So for today’s prompt, think about character introductions. As a new character enters, how do others react? Hiss and spit? Circle around warily? Effusive greeting with a belief that whomever you meet must automatically be your new best friend? Not everyone will react the same around a new person. And although a person may behave a certain way around one person, they won’t necessarily react in that manner with the next person they meet.