That Awkward First Date

“So, whaddya like to do?” Dumb! Why did you ask that?

“Um, well, I like reading.” Crap! Now he’s going to think I sit at home and knit.

“Oh. Reading.” And probably knitting.

Say something; say something. “So, what do you like to do?”

“Me?” Think of something impressive. “Uh; not much. Mostly I …” Impressive! “I …like movies.”


She’s not impressed.

“I …I like movies, too.” Like everybody does “What’s a favorite?”

Say it. You’ve bombed the date anyway. “Actually; Big Trouble in Little China.

What?? “No way. Me, too!”

“No way!”


“So… wanna go get Chinese?”


Enacted for Carrot Ranch‘s prompt this week: Romance

November 21, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a romance. Focus on the relationship between two people. Build tension and end on a happy(ish) note. Go where the prompt leads!

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Photo Credit: Lily Banse

©2019 Chelsea Owens

28 thoughts on “That Awkward First Date

  1. Funny stuff, Chelsea. There’s a special kind of awkwardness with a first date. First, there’s the “I’m blowing if feeling,” Then there’s that “how the hell am I ever going to get out of here feeling?”😎

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  2. I can relate to that although it is many ago I think that the first date is always stressful trying to find common ground…Is that image China Town in London…I love China Town ours is in Bangkok and I love it always so vibrant 🙂 xx

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