First Date

‘What does it mean?’

‘It means that if you go round that corner you’re gonna die.’

‘Don’t be crazy.’

‘It’s called Witches Lane. See that mountain? See the pointy top? That’s Witch Hat Mountain. The legend goes that if you turn the corner your flesh melts from your bones and you’re thrown into a bottomless pit, never to be seen again.’

‘How can anyone know that?’


‘That the flesh melts from your bones if your body is never found?’

‘It’s a legend. People just know. Shall I test it out?’

‘Please don’t. I don’t know the way home.’

FF - Mountains
PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg


This piece was written for the Friday Fictioneers hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Addicted to Purple.

Each week a photo prompt is given and the challenge is write a flash fiction piece of no more than one hundred words.

Find other Friday Fictioneer stories here.

Author: Jennifer Kennedy

Mother, teacher and writer. I love all my jobs but writing holds a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy reading my short stories as much as I enjoy writing them!

39 thoughts on “First Date”

  1. I LOVE it! So simple and yet brilliant – really. What a great last line! I kind of feel a little bit like these two could be Faith and Cai? 🙂

  2. This made me laugh.
    Cool story.
    Am I right in thinking that the guy speaks first and it is the lady who does the wind-up?

    1. She starts and ends it. I was a little worried that it would be confusing with no names but then I thought – if it’s read the other way, as the guy opening and ending, it still works. So glad you liked it! 😊

      1. I prefer it as the guy speaking first and the lady spinning him the tale. I like ladies with a sense of humour!

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