You’re Trying to Impress (Daily Prompt)

“As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision?
(Thank you, mirakraz and tori23, for inspiring this prompt!)” – Daily Prompt

“When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?” The dean asked me.

I remembered my parents said to stay true. I looked straight into his eyes before answering. “I had none, Sir.”

His brows furrowed. “What? That’s impossible! Every kid has a dream of who they want to be.”

“Well, not every.”

He laid back on his seat. “You know, you’re trying to impress me.”

Silent rage boiled inside me. “I wasn’t, Sir. If I were, I could have answered a more impressive answer. My parents told me to stay true and that’s what I was giving to you. If we’re talking about career, I really had none. If a dream, then I wanted to finish my studies.”

“No, you’re trying to impress me.”

“Well, Sir, in your case…”

“No, it shouldn’t be in my case…”

“No, Sir. I believe I’ll stand still in my previous answer. So, in your case, I would want to be a doctor.”

I stared straight into his eyes. My eyes beamed no emotions, even if my insides wanted to explode.



15 thoughts on “You’re Trying to Impress (Daily Prompt)

  1. so many people when asking a question, are not ready for the truthful answer, rather getting an answer they envisioned to receive. I like how your character spoke from the point of personal truth. Wise parents too – have a great day!

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