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Which Will You Choose – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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Which Will You Choose is back!” said the announcer, as the show returned from the commercial break. “Thank you for watching our special Halloween episode, brought to you by our special sponsor, Frank ‘n’ Stein’s new monster sandwiches, which come with three times the meat and toppings.  Now, let’s join Roger as he tries to make his choice.”

The camera panned over to Roger sitting on a stool on one side of the stage. On the other side of the stage, three women dressed as witches sat on stools, their heads lowered meekly and their hands clasped tightly in their laps in nervous anticipation.

“Now, then, Roger,” said the show’s host as he walked up to the middle of the stage and faced the young man. “You’ve had your chance to question the three contestants and you’ve had some time to think over their responses. The time has finally come to make your decision. Now tell us who the lucky winner of a date with you will be. Which witch will you choose?”

Roger looked from one witch to the next as the studio audience waited with bated breath for his answer. The three contests each wrung their hands nervously as they awaited his answer.

“I choose…” Roger finally said, dragging his answer out and increasing the tension in the air. “I choose….witch number 3!”

Joyful music played and black and orange confetti fell from the ceiling. Witch number 3 jumped up from her stool and shook hands with the other two contestants, then walked over to join Roger and the host at center stage while the other two witches applauded her.

As Roger and his date shook hands in greeting the host congratulated them and wished them luck on their date, then ended the episode by facing the camera and saying, “Well, that’s our show for today. Thank you all for watching, and happy Halloween!”


This silly post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “which/witch/wich”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 28/17


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11 Things to know about Dating a Writer – Infographic…


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Live – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Jared watched the cute girl across the room who had on a t-shirt for his favorite rock band and tried to pluck up the courage to go over and talk to her, doubting he’d have a chance with her. “You only live once,” he told himself, and finally went over and asked her if she wanted to go with him to see the band live in concert when they came to town for the festival the next week.

 

 

This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “live”:
https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/tuesdayuseitinasentence-live/


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7 Tips to Dating a Fairy

Some useful words of advice in case you ever need them:

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To make a Feykin, you need a fairy.  That’s just biology or some type of science that makes people blush during the slideshow.  So, what do you need to know when you start dating a fairy?

  1. Watch where you step and sit.  Also, don’t swat at what you think is a bug unless you’re sure it’s a bug.  Might want to hide all flyswatters and sell your Pikachu-shaped bug zapper.  This only goes for the small fairies, but smashing your date would put a crimp in the relationship.
  2. Never carve your initials into a tree in order to impress a dryad.  She probably knows the tree very well and will become enraged that you mutilated her friend.  The addition of a heart will only make things worse, so best to leave the pocketknife at home.  Either that or ask her if there are any trees she…

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It’s A Date – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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Delilah was sitting on the couch, snacking and watching TV when the phone rang. She answered it.

“Hello?”

“Hey there, Delilah,” said Tony’s voice, causing a shocked Lyla to drop the date she was about to bite into.

“Tony, hi!” she said, trying to hide her surprise. She’d never expected him to call her after their brief meeting at the gym the other day, though she’d continually hoped he would. She had completely embarrassed herself then, after all, and she wouldn’t have blamed him if he’d conveniently lost her number. “What’s up?”

“I was just wondering if you’d like to go to dinner Friday night? That is, if you’re not busy or anything.”

“Oh, no, I’m not busy. Dinner on Friday sounds great!”

“Awesome! It’s a date, then. See you at 8p.m.?”

“Perfect! See you at 8p.m.!”

Tony hung up and Delilah quickly marked the date of the date on her calendar so she wouldn’t forget – as if she could ever forget it! Then she called her best friend, Janie.

“Janie, guess what? Tony just called!”

“Who?” Janie asked, slightly confused.

“Tony! You know, the guy I met at the gym!”

“Oh, yeah! He’s really cute. So he finally called you? Even after…what happened?”

“Yes! He wants to take me to dinner on Friday!”

“Well, you’d better quit stuffing your face with dates if you want to look good for your big date!”

“I know. I will. And I also plan to start using the treadmill again – once I figure out how to work it correctly so I don’t slip on it again!”

“Want me to go to the gym with you and show you?”

“Please? Maybe this evening? I only have a few days until Friday.”

“Ok. Sure. It’s a date.”


This silly short story is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “date”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 20/16

 


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On Second Thought – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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“On second thought,” Allie muttered as she stared at her reflection in the mirror, checking her makeup, “maybe this wasn’t such a good idea after all. Maybe I should just call and cancel.”

She sighed. “What would Margo say, though? She went to so much trouble to help you out and set this up for you. Do you really want to hurt her feelings?”

She fixed a stray strand of blonde hair and continued debating with herself. “Am I really ready for this, though? It’s only been a couple of months. And I don’t know anything about him except what Margo’s told me. But then again, I guess that’s why they call it a blind date.”

Allie heard a call pull up outside and gave her head a small shake. “Stop worrying and second guessing yourself, Allie,” she told herself. “It’ll be fine. He’s probably feeling the same nervousness.”

Footsteps sounded outside the door, then the doorbell rang. Allie took a deep breath and called out, “Coming!”

She hurried over to the door and opened it to find a tall, dark-haired young man standing nervously on her porch. She stared at him in surprise. He matched the description Margo had given her, but she hadn’t expected him to be so good-looking.

He stared at her a moment, too. Then he cleared his throat and offered her his hand. “Hi,” he said with deep, rich voice that Allie instantly liked. “You’re Allie, right? I’m Margo’s friend, Jake.”

“Oh, uh, right,” Allie said, shaking his hand. “Nice to meet you, Jake.”

“So, uh, are you ready to go, then?”

“Sure.” She started to step out, then paused. “Oh, just a second. Let me grab my purse.”

She hurried back inside to grab her purse from the couch, then returned to Jake. “Ok,” she said with a smile. “Let’s go.”

 


This short story is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt “second”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 23/16

 


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The Breaks – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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“What!”  Tony slammed on the brakes, bringing the car to a sudden stop. Tires squealed behind him, a horn beeped, and voices called to him angrily, but he ignored them, his attention only on his passenger. “For real?”

Sam just nodded as he stared at his hands, folded in his lap, a deep frown on his face.

“I can’t believe it,” Tony said. “You and Julie were so good together. What happened?”
Sam shrugged. “I don’t know, man. I just don’t know. She just suddenly broke things off.”

“Have you tried to talk to her?”

“Yeah. She won’t answer my calls.”

Tony gave his head a small shake, then got the car moving again. “I’m sorry, man,” he said as they continued down the road. “Really. But that’s the breaks, I guess. Look, maybe you need to just take a break from dating, and just have some fun being single for a while.”

Sam stared down at his folded hands for a moment before replying, “Maybe you’re right.”

Tony nodded. “Right. Look, how about we go get something to drink. These errands can wait for later.”

“Ok.”

Tony stopped outside the closest pub. Once they were inside, the two went up to the bar and ordered a couple of beers. With beers in hand, they headed for an empty table in the back, but along the way Sam spotted a pretty brunette near the jukebox and made a beeline for her. Tony shook his head and continued on towards the table, muttering, “Here we go again. I hope he catches a break soon. I could sure use a break.”

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This post is part of  Stream of Consciousness Saturday:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 21/16