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The Island Blind Date

What's the worst that could happen?

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished about a year ago Updated 3 months ago 3 min read
Top Story - January 2023
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Photo by Steinar Engeland on Unsplash

“So, what do you think? Should I pick blond or brunette?”

Meow.

“I knew you’d say that!” exclaimed Killian as he clicked ‘blond’ in the drop-down list.

Killian spent almost an hour on this site, choosing the criteria for his blind date. Apart from her hair, he was able to choose her age, eye colour, nationality and many more.

He often stopped to ask his cat, Ava, for her opinion and she would meow in response.

Once he submitted the details for his blind date, he was asked to choose the following from the drop-down list:

Destination: Fiji

Resort: Pisces Beach Resort

Date: 28/02/2023

Time: 12 p.m.

Meal: Traditional Fijian Food

Menu: Special

Upon submitting his choices, he was prompted to make payment for everything. He entered all the details of his credit card and the payment was successful.

~~~~~

Photo by Allen Dewberry Jr on Unsplash

Killian left for Fiji a day before he was supposed to meet his blind date. He brought Ava along as the resort he would be staying at allowed pets.

He checked in at noon at the resort. He got the key card and went up to his room. He let Ava out of her pet carrier.

The view from his room was breathtaking. It was way more beautiful than the photos on their website.

Killian decided to have a short nap as he was jetlagged. He woke up several hours later and headed down for dinner.

After dinner and a few drinks (he was careful not to drink too much as he didn’t want to risk a hangover during his blind date the next day), he was back in his room.

He was flipping through the available TV channels while stroking Ava’s soft fur as she was lying on his lap. None of the programs caught his fancy so he decided to hit the sack instead.

~~~~~

Killian started to get ready for his blind date at a quarter to noon. He put on his best shirt, paired it with jeans, brushed his hair and sprayed on some cologne.

At five to noon, Killian made his way down to the resort restaurant. He showed the host his reservation and was shown his table.

As he sat, a waiter placed two dishes in front of him. Killian was beyond impressed looking at those mouth-watering dishes. The waiter then proceeded to name those dishes to Killian.

“Good day to you, sir. I understand that you have chosen the Special Menu for the traditional Fijian food, am I correct sir?”

“Yes I did”, Killian nodded politely.

“Wonderful sir. Now sir, if you don’t mind, I would like to walk you through these foods before I let you enjoy them. The first dish is Kokoda, which is a form of Fijian Ceviche that is served with lemon juice, coconut milk, tomatoes, chillies and seawater.

The second dish is Palusami, which is meat wrapped with taro leaves, thick coconut cream and onions. This is cooked using a traditional Fijian method called Lovo, where the wrapped ingredients are placed on hot rocks, which will then be buried and cooked for several hours”, the waiter explained with high expertise.

The Kokoda (Fijian Ceviche)
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin in Saveur
https://www.saveur.com/fijian-ceviche-kokoda-recipe/

“That’s really fascinating!” said Killian.

“I do hope you enjoy them, sir. Both of these dishes have been adhered to your request for the Special Menu”, the waiter said.

“Thank you so much for your excellent service, Mr.Tawake!” said Killian eyeing the waiter’s name tag.

“Enjoy your meal, sir”, said the waiter as he handed Killian a card and left. On the card were two words. Grace Hackelson.

“Hello, Grace! It’s so nice to eat you!”
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Dharrsheena Raja Segarran

My mental health decline brought about a lot of darkness and I embraced it. It now flows out mostly as Dark Stories and Poetry.

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  • Isabella Rose4 months ago

    I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that he wasn't actually paying for a date with a woman. The recopies actually made me hungry, My Morbid Friend. I wouldn't eat a person, though. You never know where they have been. LOL.

  • ANFAS9 months ago

    nice

  • Denise Larkin10 months ago

    An interesting story with a twist. I wasn't expecting that ending. It was very unusual and unique.

  • Babs Iverson12 months ago

    OMG What a twist!!! Loving your story & your superb storytelling!!!♥️♥️💕

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a year ago

    OMG!!!!! I did not see that coming!!! What twist!!! This was an amazing read! Also I have questions, you know a lot about the cuisine, did you have to research for it or do you know about to from personal experience! The way you described the food sounded amazing... until it turned out to be human 🤢

  • L.C. Schäferabout a year ago

    I was all like, "wait, they started serving him the food before she.... oh hang on....!" 😁 Clever and disgusting, I love it 😁

  • Kelley Steadabout a year ago

    A classic Dharrsheena spin. Love it. Hate it. Gives me nightmares. Can’t stop reading though😅

  • Roy Stevensabout a year ago

    A good story but it could use a little more exposition in order to make the ending twist punch better. Unfortunately, the "Quest for Eyes" format Vocal uses discourages the finer details needed in order to turn stories into good writing. Having said that, you definitely have what it takes. I hope you keep writing.

  • I read this , but didn't leave a comment or a heart, congratulations on your Top Story for this brilliant tale

  • Charlotte Davidsonabout a year ago

    I love a good chilling ending! Well done, very entertaining to the last sentence! I had to read the last line over again, like others have mentioned. I had the same oh!!! moment!

  • Leslie Writesabout a year ago

    Woah! That ending caught me by surprise. It came together like an episode of the Twilight Zone. I love it!

  • Colt Hendersonabout a year ago

    This was a great story. I missed the last line at first and was wondering how it was horror. That last line sure changes everything. Love it.

  • Ash Taylorabout a year ago

    I really love how subtle the horror is in this, and once you realise it makes everything else that much better. Except now I also really want ceviche 😂

  • Jasmine S.about a year ago

    I should really know by now that the shock value at the end of your stories will blow me away but I always go into them blind and be blown away everytime, lol! I really enjoyed this.

  • Jess Boyesabout a year ago

    Wow! A very unexpected ending which was great. Brilliant stuff!

  • Paul Levinsonabout a year ago

    Very tasty story! Thank you!

  • J. Delaney-Howeabout a year ago

    Wow. What an ending. Very well done.

  • The shock ending was perfect, excellent story telling!!

  • hi, wow good story, nice ending... if you don't mind, can you read my stories and tell me your suggestion?

  • Colleen Millsteed about a year ago

    Oh wow I was not expecting that ending. Brilliant my dear friend.

  • Alicia Lianaabout a year ago

    I was....not expecting that haha good story!

  • Novel Allenabout a year ago

    Wow! Dhar at her best.

  • Poppy about a year ago

    Such an unexpected twist! You’re very talented

  • Lea Waske about a year ago

    OMG you have such a knack for horror! This is going to stay with me for a few day, I know!

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