The Date

d’Verse Poets Pub – Prosery #2 – Sarah has challenged us to write some flash fiction of no more than 144 words using this quote from Alice Oswald’s poem “Full Moon” — “I dreamt I was the moon.”

The Date

He turned off the flashlight and we were left in total darkness. The only sound was water lapping against the side of our small flat-bottom boat. Every now and then, a drop of water from the roof of the cave landed on my head.

“Don’t worry, it’s just a little cave kiss,” he said.

I began to wonder why I agreed to this trip. I didn’t like caves, boats ,or darkness. I did love this man who loved spelunking so, I closed my eyes and I dreamt I was the moon.

7 thoughts on “The Date

  1. !! If this is true, you are an angel. I do not like camping of any sort. Hiking, yes, Sleeping outside – no. Unless it’s daytime in a hammock.

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  2. The one you love is pulling you out of your comfort zone. There is a little discomfort reading it, as there are questions that remain as to whether or not it’s a good thing for her.

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