First Date [flash 175]

Spaceship taking people

“What the heck is going on, Bill?” Kathy patted her hair to smooth it back into place after that whoosh up into the air.

Bill grinned and waved his arms around, which seemed abnormally short. “You said you were bored with the same old dates, so I came up with an original concept.”

She had said that in her profile. “Yes, but when you told me to meet you in the field, I assumed we’d have a romantic evening looking at stars, not a tour of a spaceship.”

“It’s too overcast to see stars tonight through this haze,” Bill said. “Besides, this is the latest Teslatta. Aren’t you interested in the amazing details?”

Kathy shrugged. “Only if it has a wine and cheese bar.”

“Well, it does,” Bill said, pushing a button on the console.

“Eww!” Kathy shrieked as giant insects flew out of a crevice.

Bill zapped them up with his 7-foot tongue. “Sorry about that, Kathy,” he said after swallowing. “I need to put a sticker on that button to remind me.”

~*~

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 55.

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10 responses to “First Date [flash 175]

  1. “Bill grinned and waved his arms around, which seemed abnormally short.”:

    First clue.

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  2. 7-foot tongue, eh. No wonder Kathy put up with him. 😱. Sorry I missed this yesterday. It didn’t show up in my reader for some reason.

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  3. Ewww…Gross! Haha, are his short arms like those of some sort of amphibian? Is he supposed to be nonhuman or does he look human and its all just a coverup so he can seem like a man on this date? Does she notice his arms are a bit too short? Hahaha, this was good.

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