Write about a first date that surprises both people, but in different ways.
Posted in Romance on Jul 8, 2021
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“Touched by an Angel” by W.W. Skybelle (Inactive)
This story is dedicated to Jay Dmer!! Thank you so much for giving me the incredible idea of the character Judas Lee Camaleo!!! Link to her page: https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/jay-dmer/***Ding.A notification popped on my phone from a social media app. Oh, jeez. Not another hater.
“The Matchbreaker (Part One) ” by Rhondalise Mitza
“You’re a terrible person.” “Then you’re in love with a terrible person.” “Who said I love you?” “Mm, but you didn’t have to say anything at all.” “Would you two shut up?” My water bottle flips up in the air and lands near their feet on the bleacher. They’ve been rivals since kindergarten, and now they’re… whatever. I don’t want to hear about it. Am I bitter? Maybe. Is the PDA parade tw...
“Her Other Sock” by Thom Brodkin
“There is nothing so lonely as an unmatched sock.”Thomas BrodkinWhen it comes to women, there is no one definition of beauty. Most would agree, however, if there were such a definition, it would not describe Lily. She stood just under six feet tall, had no figure to speak of, and her hair was almost the exact shade between blonde and brown, making it seem as if her hair had no defined color at all. To make matters worse, Lily’s voice had...
“A suitable Partner ” by Asha Pillay
Jim knew from the very beginning that he was different from the other boys of his age.As he grew up he realised he was developing emotional feelings for his boy friends than girls, and was ridiculed many a times,for his peculiar behaviour and his friends had labelled him 'Gay'Once in school the teacher found his behaviour weird and called up his mother to complain about Jim.His mother conveyed the message to his father.Jim had neve...
“Blind Dates and Crystal Balls” by Coira MacHaffie
The problem with being the most powerful witch in the city, and possibly the most powerful witch in the world, was that it made the already-complicated process of dating that much harder. Every man Cassandra went out with was either terrified of how powerful she was or only interested in her because of how powerful she was. It was exhausting. So when Jenna proposed her ridiculous plan for a blind date, Cassandra was jus...
“The Girl Who Cried Woof” by Carol Johnson
"Call me crazy, but I just had an encounter with a werewolf." "Huh? You can't be serious, Val." "Au contraire, Redd. I am dead-serious," Val grinned, looking at the man sitting beside her in her favorite watering hole, Drinks by the Beach in San Francisco. He flicked a lock of flaming red hair out of his eyes, took a sip of his whiskey sour, and said, "You're on. I dare you to tell me this tale. If your story's compelling enough, I will buy the next round of drinks." "And who knows wher...
“Daniel and Zachary” by Jasey Lovegood
Daniel and ZacharyDANIEL:I stare at Zach, and my stomach does hundreds and thousands of flips. I’m one-hundred percent certain I should NOT be feeling this way. He rubs his neck, water dripping down from the side of his face. My heart flutters. Ew, that shouldn’t be allowed. Can someone’s heart even flutter? I don’t know. Either way, this is not how I imagined my lunch break would go, watching Zach win swimming races.“Daniel! Hurry up mate, we gotta head t...
“A post-apocalyptic love story ” by Ruth Porritt
When I first met Grant, he was very nearly naked. I was on my daily run around my new home, bored out of my mind, and almost asleep. He was tall, well-muscled, and lean. I thought, for a moment, that I was seeing some sort of hallucination, and I was quite pleased with myself for imagining such a perfect male specimen.“Well done, Emily,” I said. My Greek god smiled. “Well, now, what do we have here?” he said. His eyes lingered on my ches...
“Plenty of Fish” by A.G. Scott
I am never going on another first date.I don’t care much for dating in general, but I guess it beats drinking alone. On second thought, no, that’s a bald-faced lie. Drinking alone is kickass. But heed my warning: if you stay in hermit mode for too long, people will start coming up with all sorts of unfair assumptions, like he’s asocial, or he’s depressed. True, but unfair nonetheless.I’m not sure how Aaron got me to agree to join him on a double date. I’m not even sure how we ...
“The Café with Curls” by Melissa Louise Murdoch
I remember the moment, the exact moment the feeling rushed through me, as though lightning had struck me headfirst and overreaching below; She walked into the cafe on a sunny winter’s mid-morning, a café that stood cuddled between apartment buildings, and the only café quiet enough to think in. Sunday’s for most were for churchgoers, and many shops and restaurants would only open their doors in the late afternoon, but no...
“The Shell Station on Highway 41” by Patricia Jablonski
Donnie was in the convenience store paying for gas while Maddie sat in the hot car with the windows up. She flipped the visor down, took a look in the mirror, and cringed. Her lips were chapped, her hair limp—and none too clean—and she was starting to get a pimple on her forehead. She watched the guy at the next pump tend to his Harley. He had filled the tank, making sure not to drip gas on it. He’d wiped the c...
“Building love” by H L McQuaid
If it weren’t for the taxi cab jumping the curb, Evelyn might never had met him. His steadying presence saved her from falling onto the cold concrete of the uncaring sidewalk.“Oh, pardon me!” she said, her hand flattening against him as she regained her footing.He regarded her placidly.She withdrew her hand, blushing slightly, leaving a smear of mustard on his sleek limestone-colored coat.“That will never do, let me wipe it up. I’ve got a napkin here somewhere, just a...
“The Curl at The Nape of His Neck” by Zahra Daya
Golden flecks adorn the honey brown of my iris. Only my eyes pierce through it all. I stare into the mirror, at the bright pink concealing my natural, plump lips, at the tight dress, revealing too many curves than I’m comfortable with, at the heavily caked-on makeup, obscuring my soft, blemished skin holding all the memorable scars of my past. I gaze at my now-unrecognizable hair, curled and sprayed into a trending fash...
“Because the Night” by Howard Halsall
The week before the first Coronavirus lockdown, a reverential hush fell upon the London offices of Urquhart, Treadwell and Ungar. They’d asked everyone to clear their desks, archive any paperwork, and make preparations to work from home. My stateside colleagues exited their offices three weeks ago and already there were transatlantic rumours about the end of city-based office work.I thought I’d achieved closure on my latest case three times in the last fortnight, but the defence kept challenging my calculation of damages. My client...
“Désabusée // Disenchanted” by Courtney C
Angela began her junior year obsessed with Tony Spinelli, from the moment they'd been partnered together in French class. His Nikes had brushed against her Vans, and she’d felt a low hum of electricity that conjured up butterflies. She’d spent the class too flustered to conjugate her verbs properly, instead striking a balance between evading his gaze and covertly staring at him from beneath her bangs. He was undeniably beautiful. Her friends thought he was hot because of his dreamy smile and purposefully messy curls, but she fell in love ...
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