Fate Date #amwriting

While my last flash might have been a tad bizarre, perhaps this one is less so. Thank you to Rochelle for Friday Fictioneers!

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Fate Date

Anya smirked.

A blind date at an Indian restaurant on Halloween—why did this seem either so fitting or so ill-advised? Because the love of her life, a poet, had been from Kerala? Because she loved Halloween? Because the fates enjoyed a prank much like everyone else?

Sitting in the booth, she sipped a mai-tai that, with its hefty dose of rum, possessed an equally wicked sense of humor. She spun the yellow umbrella, glancing up as the door opened. The umbrella fell from her fingers.

The earth tilted. “Damn rum.”


The earth straightened.

She breathed. “Mohan.”


Sascha Darlington

32 thoughts on “Fate Date #amwriting

  1. Dear Sascha,

    I’m so glad both of our blind dates had happy endings. I’m assuming Mohan is the afore mentioned love of her life. Very sweet.



      1. It was my pleasure, Sasha. It sure is a wonderful place. Right now, many parts of our tiny state is severely affected by flooding, but it’ll only be a matter of time before we recover from that too.

  2. I enjoyed the description of the jolt from the mai-tai. It must have had a healthy dose of rum in it. It seems a good friend or relative set that reunion date up. Well written, Sascha. 🙂 — Suzanne

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