(So, I’ve been participating in a “writers’ flash mob” of sorts called Five Minute Friday. In response to a one-word prompt, hundreds of writers sit down and write for five minutes flat. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font or punctuation; unscripted and unedited. Here’s today’s edition…setting the timer….)
Five Minute Friday: Favorite
The Bible talks about the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites.
But there is one forgotten tribe that somehow got left out of the biblical lists:
These people believed that their preferences should outweigh everything and everyone else.
They imagined that they were most important, most deserving, most interesting and most correct about everything.
The Favorites believed they were “favored” above all.
I’m not sure why they were left off the list.
Even though they were forgotten by history, they have survived and in an interesting twist, have resurfaced in 2015 America.
Yes, there is a healthy population of Favorites living in the United States today.
What’s even more astounding is that almost all of us can trace our roots to this tribe.
At the very least, it appears that we are all exhibiting Favorite tribal traits.