First Date (Sunday Photo Fiction)

First Date (Sunday Photo Fiction)

photo credit: A Mixed Bag (Al Forbes)

“Are you kidding me! This has got to be the worse movie ever!”

Deb’s remarks vibrated throughout entire theater, answered with a resounding ‘SHHHHH’.

Wyatt tried to calm her down.

“Baby, please, you’re disturbing everyone.”

Deb lowered her voice but not her insolence.

“I can’t believe you brought me to this…. whatever you call this movie.”

Plan 9 from Outer Space. It’s a classic.”

“It’s crap Wyatt. OMG, do you see the strings attached to the planets? What kind of person brings a first date to a movie like this?”

“I thought you’d like it. You said you liked Sci-Fi.”

“I like Star Wars. Real science fiction. My little brother could do better with his Legos and a point-and-shoot camera.”

A few moments later, Deb stood up and announced she was leaving.

“Can you get me some popcorn when you come back?”

“No Wyatt, I’m leaving the theater. For good. And don’t bother calling me again.”

After Deb walked out, the man in the seat behind Wyatt tapped him on the shoulder.

“Man, tough break, but good riddance is all I can say. How could anyone not like this stuff.”


Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge to write a 200-word story based on a photo prompt. As a fan of horrible science fiction, this was a no-brainer. 


27 thoughts on “First Date (Sunday Photo Fiction)

  1. You do not have to like the movie, just relax and hold hands, or something like that…I am thinking that he is a lucky chap.

  2. I have to agree with the guy in the last line: this Deb person has no sense of humor at all, and Wyatt is better off without her. There’s a reason that film is a classic, and it’s *because* it’s so bad, but clearly she didn’t get the memo. Even so, to make a scene in the middle of the theater like that? She’s the one with bad taste!

      1. Funny you should say that. My husband and my first date was Death Wish. But we lived in a small town and their wasn’t much to choose from.

  3. Actually, it’s a good test. If you have a passion, you’d better make sure any potential spouse shares, or at least will support that passion. That didn’t work out in the story I wrote for the prompt.

  4. Yeah, if she can’t sit through one movie she doesn’t enjoy, definitely not a keeper. He was trying to something nice for her and she threw it in his face. If they ended up being together and he always wanted to see these movies, without regard for her tastes, different story. But I think good thing it didn’t go beyond the first date 🙂

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