Swipe Right

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

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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!

32 thoughts on “Swipe Right

  1. John W. Howell September 8, 2022 / 10:18 am

    Poor dumb Stanley. Sometimes a snort is a reaction to one’s own joke. “Bargain shopping” indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Tippy Gnu September 8, 2022 / 11:39 am

    You got the dialogue right, with this. Only a woman would describe her clothes as being shades of color, salmon, and rose. To a man wearing overalls, it’s just pink.

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  3. Doug Jacquier September 8, 2022 / 1:18 pm

    Methinks Stanley speak with forked tongue. Fun story. Looking forward to further episodes.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 8, 2022 / 2:03 pm

      Nah, Stanley’s just a good guy. Dumb as a pile of coveralls, but good.


  4. Nope, Not Pam September 8, 2022 / 2:19 pm

    I thought it was a great taste of reality, and isn’t that what dating should be?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. petespringerauthor September 8, 2022 / 11:39 pm

    Swimmingly done, Chel.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. M September 10, 2022 / 6:29 am

    Ha! I love her last name tightpaunts 🤣

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Liz H September 18, 2022 / 7:38 pm

    Love those names. Who knows? The chemistry might be right, after all!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 19, 2022 / 3:44 pm

      Exactly! I hope Stanley meets a nicer date.


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