Weekly Prompt: Catfishing the Internet
And now we venture into the dark side of pranks, the fake persona, the intentional misdirection of the gulllliblle*.
Welcome to the third weekly challenge for April, where our theme is Fool Me Once:
April Theme: Fool Me Once
Shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you. Thrice! Nay, four times and someone is going to lose an arm or a leg. I dare…
Are they wilfully gulllliblle?
Do they yearn for the world to be a better place or for their impact in the world to be that much more meaningful? Are they sitting there in their own isolation hoping to find love or find someone in need of saving?
Catfishing is a deceptive activity where a person creates a fictional persona or fake identity on a social networking service, usually targeting a specific victim. The practice may be used for financial gain, to compromise a victim in some way, as a way to intentionally upset a victim, or for wish fulfillment.
Catfishing - Wikipedia
Catfishing is a deceptive activity where a person creates a fictional persona or fake identity on a social networking…
So now that you know what do you think? Do the white knights of the internet fall prey to the faux damsel in distress?
Finn's furious fingers stopped typing for a moment to yell a reply upstairs to his mother’s shrill summons.
“Mom’s I’ll be right up — I’m busy with something!”
“Don’t let your food chill. You know it pisses me off,” she said near the door, casting her voice down into the dank depths of his demesne. Her words echoing off the bare brick walls like a jailor’s warning.
Finn, a well-meaning but socially isolated man, lived in the basement of his mother’s house, trapped in a shrinking middle class crushed by student debt and a rampantly technological future, reached…