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Worst Date Ever – The Shortlist

Here is the shortlist of the stories submitted to the Worst Date Ever Short Story Contest. Please read them and feel free to post a comment. The stories will be judged by Dr. Chris Hart -psychologist, columnist and relationship expert-.

The author of the winning story will get Kshs.1000/-  worth of airtime, Dr. Hart’s book, Single and Searching and an Author Profile on the Storymoja blog.


Mr.: I almost fall on my slippery bathroom, it is dark outside, there is a lovely full moon. That should be romantic. I have exactly 22 minutes to get ready. How did I doze off? I had overslept and almost missed this long awaited date.

My Doomed Valentine:The day before Valentine, I had given him a Kenny Rogers C.D with a good intention of manipulating his mind on how a perfect love day should be. After all, they always say that men are not so much into those lovey dovey things and so the need for some quick hints.

The Little Black Dress: She scrubbed her body clean. Today was the day. She could not wait any more. They had planned for it since the beginning of the holiday. She opened her rusted blue metal box which housed all her precious clothes.

The Family Reunion: A security guard directed me to a free parking space. The expansive Spicy hotel parking lot was not yet full. But, like in any other Friday evening, it was just a matter of time. The sun had slid behind the six-storey tall hotel building.

Social Media Flank: We have all had bad dates, but this one is the mother of all bad dates. This just tells you how tough it is to be single nowadays and how, truly, love is a battlefield. We met on a social site, Facebook to be exact, exchanged some messages and pictures.

Worst Date Ever: It did not feel right. The ambience at the restaurant was divine.  Soft music in the background, attentive staff and though I had not started eating yet, the plates I could see on the surrounding tables looked great.

At The Waterfall: It has been eons now since I first thought of letting the cat out to someone and now in my room powerfully radiating of colourful fabrics by my well versed in chintzy wife, I have got a audience: mine and my wife’s parents.

Read a review of Dr. Chris Hart’s book Single & Searching.

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16 comments on “Worst Date Ever – The Shortlist

  1. Celestine Mercy Barasa
    February 25, 2012

    I vote for Social Media Flank…Very interesting and touching story.

  2. Celestine Mercy Barasa
    February 25, 2012

    I vote for the Social Media Flank story….very well drafted and trully the worst thing to ever happen on a date.

  3. Nickson Nico Barasa
    February 25, 2012

    The Social Media Flank story gets my vote…and thank u Storymoja Africa for coming up with such a platform to realize East Africas writing talent.

  4. Godwill B.
    February 25, 2012

    The social media flank story sure is the worst date ever story…it was a good read.

  5. Celestine Mercy
    February 25, 2012

    Jeez! All this stories are dope…but i will go for the Social Media Flank one…Niceeey!!

  6. glangiri
    February 27, 2012

    I vote for the Social Media Flank story

  7. Eunice Kilonzo
    February 27, 2012

    The Little Black dress is written from experience, I actually wrote it on the night of Valentines day 2010 when I was stood up. Writing this tale gave me a feeling of purgation..*pssst blowing my own trumphet :p*

  8. Eunice Kilonzo
    February 27, 2012

    I wrote the little black dress after been stood up earlier in 2010, Valentines day. This personal experience and my narration in prose, purged my then anger and spite for myself. The little black dress speaks for many girls stranded at Kencom waiting for that ‘call’

  9. Gladys Mumbi
    February 28, 2012

    Am voting for “Social media flank” by Nico Barasa.

  10. Gidson
    February 28, 2012

    My debut in writing, and I’m shortlisted, I won’t believe it. It feels so encouraging and now I won’t STOP.

  11. Mama Rafo
    February 29, 2012

    At the waterfall… would like to see the end of it.

  12. Daniel Ongera Nyairo
    March 2, 2012

    I give ‘The family reunion’ my vote.

  13. Sirgentdoh
    March 2, 2012

    Am voting for social media flank by nico loving it as it reminds me of what i meet on social networks

  14. Felistus Mideva
    March 6, 2012

    At the water fall….. Very creative

  15. Roselyne Odera
    March 7, 2012

    I am very excited to see my work here. I am also very grateful to those who have taken the time to read my story ‘Worst Date Ever’ and leave their comments. For me this is a sign and I shall start on a commemorative piece right away. Keep the comments coming and thanks again for taking the time to check out my work.

  16. Lydia Rairo
    March 8, 2012

    my vote goes to “worst date ever”

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