Write about a date that was so terrible you’ll never forget it.
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“heros are the best ” by Valeria Ruiz
Once upon a time there was a pretty girl named Valeria Ruiz. He was on his way to see his best friend, Candy of Eleanor, when he decided to take a shortcut through the Greenwood forest.It was not long before Valeria was lost. He looked around, but all he could see were trees. Nervously, she searched her purse for her favorite toy, Molly, but Molly was nowhere to be found! Valeria b...
“To Hell In A Handbasket” by Pete Zenz
It was early 1992. I was 29 years old and up to this point I had been batting about .001 when it came to girls/women. I say it that way because it started as early 2nd grade. In any case, this was at a time in my life when my only goals were getting high and finding a female companion. Unfortunately, I was a thousand times more successful at the former goal. I am a fanatical music lover. Since 1984, after I joined the Marine Corps, I had started collecting music, always expanding on my tastes. While I am not a huge fan ...
“ TIME FOR US” by Vickie Culbertson
As I stepped out of the pool, I noticed a young man speaking to my mother's best friend Joanna Miller. Walking, hurriedly toward the table where my mother sat reading the morning newspaper, I tripped over a lounge chair. Strong hands caught me around my waist, as I turned to thank the person responsible for breaking my fall." You may thank me by going out to dinner with me Saturday night," by the way my name`s Andrew Moeen." " Yes,! I would love to, before I revealed who I am, Laura Lambert. His dark black curly hair complimented h...
“Worse than Bad” by Cara H
Worse than BadI almost didn’t write this.I slagged off my ongoing story project while arguing with myself about whether I should write this. I’m sick of wasting my own time.Whenever people see a prompt like “write about a date that was so terrible that you’ll never forget it,” everyone expects comedy. They expect to hear from the gal who was under the impression, judging by her date’s profile picture, that he bore a strong resemblance to Tom Selleck. However, instead of being her deliverance he had a strange ...
“April 20th changed my life. ” by Madyson Johnson
April 20th, 2019 my son turned 10 months old, my father in law turned 35 years old, and my husband's grandfather passed away. That date will forever hold a place in my heart. Though I only knew his grandfather for 4 years of my life, I feel like I had known him my entire life. I loved going over to his house, he always listened when I needed to talk seriously with him, he was so kind and thoughtful, he could always make me laugh, he was the best grandfather that I had in m...
“Paradise...Not” by Rudy Uribe
From twenty-seven-thousand-feet, the shadows from the mountains looked like they were stretching and yawning. Lakes dotted the landscape. The sun was settling in under a blanket of clouds rewarding me with the respite of night. I closed my eyes and hoped for a few minutes of sleep. My nap was interrupted by a nightmare, which, as it turned out, would be nothing compared to what lay ahead of me in Portland.My wife’s best girlfriend and her husband moved...
“The Blow Off Letter” by David Lastinger
The Blow Off LetterThis happened many years ago before the age of cellphones, pagers, and even online dating. I believe I was about 21 years old at this time. The answering machines, if you had one, worked off of a tiny cassette tape. I knew this girl, Deanna, in high school. She was much too pretty and exotic to be interested in me, let alone even know that I even existed. She was tall, of Spanish descent and had long flowing black hair, a beautiful smile, and the sexiest ...
“Kissing a Hobo?” by Alexis Campos
I was stupid and 20 years old and was having the time of my life. I didn’t have to start paying my student debt and was being paid $13 an hour for 25 hours weekly. My weekends and even my class schedule were flexible enough so I could cruise for casual sex on Grindr. I had just broken up with my boyfriend, but we were trying to have that weird “Let’s date and fuck other people but let’s be best friends and screw each other when we’re lonely” relationship because he couldn’t accept that I wouldn’t wa...
“Internet dating after 50 – DON’T DO IT!” by Todd Folstad
In life I’ve been told many times that I need to be more POSITIVE about things, like winning the lottery, meeting that right someone special anywhere, etc., etc., etc. My usual comeback is that I am positive: positive that I won’t win the lottery, positive that in general, meeting the love of your life through an internet ad or dating service is preposterous and so on and so forth, ad infinitum. I’m here to tell you today that nothing of my most recent experience has done anything to move the needle of my thought-o-meter even a pip.
“The Split” by Zane Lee-Briggs
“Zane, I need you to be ready to leave when I get to the school. I have something to tell you.” I heard my mother’s voice through the phone. She sounded serious- urgent. A mix of both solemnity and trepidation. It was concerning. The last time I heard her speak this way was the time she told me that my grandfather died. I was doing my homework when I got that call. I immediately dropped everything and prepared for my mother’...
“Home Is A Feeling... Not A Place” by Jo Lamb
We purchased our motor home December 2016, though I’m willing to wager that the reasoning behind our purchase is unique. He has become our passion, although it had never crossed our minds that we would fall in love with travelling in this manner. Along with two dogs and the occasional cat.We have lived in Le Marche, Central Italy since 2007. It’s a lesser known region than for example, Tuscany, but it’s no less beautiful. We are equidistant between the Sibillini Mountains and the Adriatic Coast, so it’s win-win all year round. We l...
“The Awakening” by Mike Jackson
On April 10, 2004 Mike had an experience that would change his life forever. While walking by a stack of hay Mike was unaware that someone was about to begin unloading the hay from the opposite before making sure everyone was out of the way. Mike looked up just in time to see the entire upper row of hay falling towards him. Knowing that there was not enough time to get out of the way, Mike turned and shoved his dad out of the way protecting him. The result was Mike taking the full impact of the hay while turned sideways. When the ha...
“The Best Worst Date” by Amanda Knapp
We met like a lot of people do. At work. When you spend most of your time working, there’s no opportunity to meet anybody else. He probably won’t admit it, but he noticed me first. I was too busy trying to be polite and friendly with everyone to even notice someone having an extra interest in me. I’m not going to lie; he played the game the right way. Like a pro. At first, he just said “Hi” and “we’ll talk later.” Well that made me interested because what could we talk about and why me. I hadn’t even initiated a conversation. From there, ...
“Looking for Mr. Right on a Dating Site” by Candis McDow
It was summer 2007. I'd recently graduated high-school and was freshly single. My long-distance boyfriend of two years dumped me shortly after prom; He said it was because he'd had a change of heart about moving to Georgia from New Jersey, but to this day, I believe we broke up because I didn't give it up prom night.Needless to say, I was oblivious as to where to go to meet guys at 18. Dating, in general, was foreign so I decided to try online dating. What harm could it actually do, right? After getting an encouraging pep talk from...
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