Fruit: The Ultimate Passion Killer #carrotranch

‘How did the date go, Morgan?’

‘It was what my old gran would have called a curate’s egg.’

‘What did you do, Morgan?’

‘Ate a banana.’

‘Come again?’

‘We went to the Peking Paradise…’


‘Shut up Logan. Then the Bricklayers…’

‘Ever the romantic…’

‘I’m going…’


‘Back to mine. Low lights, smoochy music…’

‘And the banana? Did you do something inappropriate with it?’

‘I made us drinks and felt peckish so I ate the banana. Then we kissed, she went all weird, couldn’t breathe. Turns out she’s highly allergic. I had to call an ambulance.’

‘Only you, mate.’

This was written in response to Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch prompt

February 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about valentines. It can be Valentine’s Day, the exchange, love for another, romance, or friendship. Have a heart and go where the prompt leads!


About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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26 Responses to Fruit: The Ultimate Passion Killer #carrotranch

  1. Ritu says:

    She has to be allergic!

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  2. Ha ha ha. Can he blame the banana rather than his bad hygene

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  3. Very funny, Geoff. Just imagine …

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  4. HAHA! Oh dear, what a disaster! 🙂

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    When I read the title and then the word banana I immediately remembered the lessons given to my college students about how to use a contraceptive on a banana. Certainly that was a passion killer too.

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  6. Haha! I didn’t expect that ending, Geoff. Made me laugh.

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    Death by banana hey? I once knew a guy horribly allergic to strawberries. I almost killed him!

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  8. willowdot21 says:

    Yup, only you mate .😜

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Norah says:

    Good one, Geoff. What a way to end a romantic evening. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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