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The Island Blind Date

What's the worst that could happen?

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Photo by Steinar Engeland on Unsplash

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


“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

“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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About the Creator

Dharrsheena Raja Segarran

I'm a Certified Nutritionist 🌱 and these are what I mostly write:
〰️ Fiction (Horror/Thriller)
〰️ Non-Fiction (Nutrition and True Crime)
〰️ Poetry

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  • Roy Stevens8 days 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

  • 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 Writes25 days ago

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

  • Colt Hendersonabout a month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago

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

  • Paul Levinsonabout a month ago

    Very tasty story! Thank you!

  • J. Delaney-Howeabout a month ago

    Wow. What an ending. Very well done.

  • Lisa A Lachapelleabout a month ago

    The shock ending was perfect, excellent story telling!!

  • Vivekananthan Vellaichamyabout a month ago

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

  • Colleen Millsteedabout a month ago

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

  • Alicia Liana2 months ago

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

  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    Wow! Dhar at her best.

  • Poppy the Poet2 months ago

    Such an unexpected twist! You’re very talented

  • Oluwatoyin Adeleke2 months ago

    Very interesting

  • Rose Dove2 months ago

    This is brilliant!! Love the concept❤️👌🏻

  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    Oh My lord. What a bizarre date indeed. He could have saved a ton of money and just went to burger king 😅. But I guess that wasn't his thing. Great story!

  • I kept thinking where is the date? Great ending! Enjoyed reading this

  • Kelly Robertson2 months ago

    Wow that ending! I did not expect that at all! Great job!

  • VJHD2 months ago

    What a great twist in the end!

  • Grz Colm2 months ago

    I liked the addition of the cat! Good one Dharrsheena! 😁

  • The story ended much sooner 6han I thought it would. But you did an outstanding job with character development right from the very start. I felt like I knew Killian. But at the end I thought maybe I didn't know him after all. This story will stick with me primarily due to the character development. Excellent job.

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