Stanley Klülez stared across the candlelit table at Cindy Titepaunts. She looked just like her profile picture -a rarity. Stanley had started making a game out of how much his dates would differ from their appearance, as girl after girl after ‘girl’ proved …surprising.
“So.” He cleared his throat. “Do you like the color pink?”
Cindy, dressed head to toe in varying shades of coral, salmon, and rose, blinked at him. “Obviously. Do you like bargain-shopping?”
Stanley puffed out his chest in his cuffed, oil-stained coveralls. “Of course!”
He smiled happily as she snorted. This date was going swimmingly.
©2022 Chel Owens
Written in response to Carrot Ranch‘s prompt: swimmingly
September 5, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word, “swimmingly.” which means “smoothly or satisfactorily.” What is the situation? Who is involved? Let the word take you into a story. Go where the prompt leads!