Tell The Story Challenge – A Date and A Thrill

The Dark Netizen has tagged me in a challenge created by Eclectic Contrarian. I would tell a story based on the photo that the tagger gives me.

The doorbell rang.

Sophia looked out the front window and saw Dwayne standing there with a mixed bouquet behind his back. She opened the door, “Hi Dwayne! What’s up?”

Behind his cool demeanor, Dwayne was actually nervous to see Sophia.
Over the past few months, he would see her design costumes for the Syfy network as he dropped off audio equipment on the horror sets she worked at. He was instantly enamored by her spunky personality as she instructed her team of stylists on how to create a convincing bloody face that was aggressively scratched by a werewolf.

“Well Sophia, these are for you, and I was wondering if you’d like go check out this Steampunk Escape Room in town…with me of course.” Dwayne silently wondered where his swagger was now as he waited for her response. His extended arms trembled underneath the bouquet.

Sophia graciously took the bouquet. This man knew her tastes. So thoughtful! Candied skulls in the center of the flowers. Who would have thought? “An escape room sounds awesome! I love to go with you!”

She decided to invite him inside. “Would you to come in for a glass of Moloko Plus? I just created this drink from “A Clockwork Orange” after finding a recipe that involves some whole milk, orange vanilla vodka, Irish cream, and orange extract.”

Dwayne marveled to himself, “Did I just find my dream girl?” He grinned and winked, “Sure, I’d like to be the guinea pig to try this out with you!”

Kristian from Tales from the Mind of Kristian also tagged me for the picture below.

It was the best birthday present ever!

Khloe stared at her shiny new driver license that arrived in the mail. A bright face smiled back at her. “You did it, girl!” After failing the test to obtain her license twice, she finally passed. Filled with glee, she spun around and lept in the air. “3rd time is the charm, isn’t it?

Her instructor always told her to slow down as he sat in the passenger seat fearing for his life. Khloe always imagined that she would one day be a professional NASCAR driver. Now, she’s one step closer to that dream! She revved up daddy’s jeep as he took a nap, and decided to take it for a little ride.

She drove out to the beach 15 minutes away, and she was excited to see an empty coast line. “Great! Free open space!” She rolled down the window feeling the fresh breeze. She looked in her side mirror, and a familiar car pulls up next to her.

“HEY KHLOE! Follow me!” It was her friend Jeannette who recently got her license as well. Khloe hit on the breaks and took a sharp a hard U-turn.

It’s the best day of my life!

Suddenly, menacing dark clouds roll in. A thunderstorm is forming off in the distance.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Great stories! πŸ˜€
    The Moloko plus sounds interesting! πŸ™‚

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      In Clockwork Orange, it’s a drink that prepares you for ultraviolence and normally has questionable ingredients. πŸ˜› Fans have variations on the recipe just to have fun though.


      1. Ooo…interesting! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Why a cute love story followed by a spicy tale craving adventure..darn pesky clouds.πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Coming-of-age stories are fun to write! 🌞The clouds like to cause mischief and mayhem.🌬🌦

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      1. Haha yes they do!πŸ˜‰β€οΈ


  3. iScriblr says:

    Woah! Brilliant!πŸ™Œ

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you it was fun to write! πŸ™‚

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  4. Lwbut says:

    Nice writing Sa! πŸ™‚

    I didn’t know candied skulls were a thing? I’m getting ‘out of touch’. πŸ˜‰

    I just bet you are a frustrated soon-to-be NASCAR driver, huh??

    ( I think there should be a sequel in the pipeline to story #2 Those clouds have left me wondering what happens to Dad’s Jeep! – and to Khloe too of course. πŸ™‚ ))

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Bob! It was a fun relaxing write for me after studying some complex material for school. Candied skulls are big for “Dia de Los Muertos” holiday. I have a friend who loves all things skulls. I once got her a skull shaped sugar spoon for her coffee. πŸ™‚

      I once admired a female student from afar in college who pursued her goal of being a NASCAR driver! Fearless. Speeds of 120 MPH…. So, only in my fantasies! πŸ˜€ We’ll see about the sequel. πŸ™‚

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      1. Lwbut says:

        Ahh! Dia de Los Muertos – as in James Bond’s Spectre? I suppose the large migration from Mexico explains that? Not a ‘thing’ here – yet! πŸ˜‰ I think it would be a good thing to break the Western ‘taboo’ about discussing death though.

        Set your inner Rev Head free! πŸ˜‰ ( Under safety approved conditions, of course!) πŸ™‚

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        1. theresaly520 says:

          Oh, I suppose so! I guess there was a scene in Mexico City, wasn’t there! My aunt has a huge celebrity crush on the actor who plays James Bond. πŸ˜€ We do have many Mexicans and Mexican Americans living here in Texas who came here for a better life. I had a wonderful Spanish teacher who introduced the culture behind Dia de Los Muertos. I watched the movie Coco. πŸ™‚

          It’s interesting that you mentioned the migration. I recently published a post about a book review that deals with issues surrounding that!

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