I have many people that I call my online friends, but I am not sure if they are actually real friends, as if something happened to me, how many of these friends would try to contact me. It is easy to make friends on the internet and I am happy and content even though I don’t have what I would consider to be any real-life friends. My internet friends and I are separated by a screen, but other than that, these people seem real to me. We share things that we have in common, like our love of writing and I have confided some of my deepest secrets with them, so they are my good friends. A lot of people have fake people in their real lives, and they will take their souls, if they let them, so at least I don’t have to deal with that. It would be nice to have sometimes to go out to a movie with, or have dinner with sometimes, but I never seemed to be able to hit it off with anyone on any of the dating sites. The thing about online internet friends, is that they have a way of disappearing, being here today, but possibly gone tomorrow and there is little that you can do about it.
Written for FOWC with Fandango – Internet.