A short story …

for Friday Fictioners



“You’ve reached your destination” chirped Sanav Sally.

I needed to make an impression on Imogen, it was our first date.

Five stars on Tripadvisor. Perfect for a romantic evening said one commenter. 

Oh dear, what a mess! 

“It’s rather scruffy,” said Imogen.

“Shabby chic” I replied.

“It’s falling apart”.

“It’s bohemian”.

“‘Everything’s wet, no wonder it’s called The Watering Hole!”

“Very funny!” I said.

Imogen pointed at the sign.  Oh no, she was right. We were supposed to be at The Love Nest.

I tried blaming it on Satnav Sally. “She’s jealous,” I said, “wants me all to herself”.

That was it. Date over! 


wet-barThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Dale for the picture.

Click the Froggies to join in the fun!s3


67 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. rochellewisoff Apr 28, 2021 / 14:18

    Dear Keith,

    Not exactly the ideal date, was it? Funny and always love your frogs.



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  2. Denise Apr 28, 2021 / 14:48

    My sister and I were in Windsor, Canada and Sally kept telling us to turn right. We would have ended up in the Detroit River! Yikes!

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  3. Sandee Apr 28, 2021 / 15:40

    You can weave a tale very nicely. You made me smile. I think I dated that guy back in the day. It didn’t work out for me either.

    Have a fabulous day, Keith. 🙂

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  4. Iain Kelly Apr 28, 2021 / 17:24

    Well, if Imogen can’t see the funny side of it, maybe she’s not worth worrying about! Fun as always Keith 🙂

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  5. jenne49 Apr 28, 2021 / 19:17

    Some folk are never happy! 😉 Lucky escape for him there. She has no sense of humour. Another fun story, Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 29, 2021 / 11:35

      I agree, it was hardly his fault! Better to find out on the first date than further down the line. Thanks Jenne.

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  6. Dora Apr 28, 2021 / 19:18

    What’s so hard to believe about a possessive car?!

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  7. notestowomen Apr 28, 2021 / 19:50

    Lol. This was a fun read, Keith. Poor guy. So much for impressing Imogen. I was impressed, though, by his quick responses to her observations of the place.

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  8. earthskyair Apr 29, 2021 / 00:02

    Sometimes even the best-laid plans go awry. 🌷 I’m guessing it was meant to be.

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  9. msjadeli Apr 29, 2021 / 01:21

    Cute one, Keith! There’s a movie out there where the AI in the guy’s phone gets jealous like that. Very funny premise but I’m sure this will one day be reality.

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  10. Anita Apr 29, 2021 / 09:50

    She must have been so angry as she walked out.
    Date over pretty fast!
    That was the plan, right? 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 29, 2021 / 13:47

      I left that for the reader to interpret! But, yes, she certainly was! Thanks, Anita.


  11. GHLearner Apr 29, 2021 / 09:59

    Tsk, that Imogen, actually expecting a nice place and dry feet on her date. If that’s called high-maintenance I don’t know what would be considered easy-going. I gues the nav simply didn’t like her. Fun story, Keith.

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  12. plaridel Apr 29, 2021 / 16:41

    mistakes do happen. you just have to make do when they do. 🙂


  13. Inside the Mind of Isadora Apr 29, 2021 / 21:10

    You always have the most interesting takes ont eh challenge, Keith.
    Nicely penned …
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  14. Dale Apr 30, 2021 / 12:58

    I’m thinking things worked out for him in the end because she doesn’t seem the “go with the flow” type…

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  15. Nobbinmaug Apr 30, 2021 / 21:30

    Give Satnav Sally a try. I hear she’s a great conversationalist. “Turn left here.”

    I once had a GPS tell me to turn onto the freeway offramp. I think it was trying to kill me.

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 1, 2021 / 09:39

      I might just try that, it’ll make a change from chatting with Alexa! I hope you gave your GPS a good telling off!


  16. pennygadd51 Apr 30, 2021 / 22:00

    (Giggles) That’s what always happens to me when I use the satnav. Mind you, it’s never cost me a date! On the other hand, there was that time my car was rammed by another one turning illegally across me at traffic lights. The young man driving it pleaded the satnav told him to do it…it was actually quite a funny incident, because he didn’t get out of his car, so I went across and he was slumped over the steering wheel. “Are you alright?” I asked. “Yeah, but I’m just having a really terrible day,” he said. “And I borrowed the car from my sister…”
    Bless his cotton socks! I felt like giving him a cuddle as though I was his mum!

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  17. subroto May 3, 2021 / 12:48

    Ha! Ha! Satnav Sally probably figured Imogen right, a lucky escape I would say.

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  18. Michael May 4, 2021 / 18:13

    Nicely done


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