A graveyard is an odd place to meet, yet here you both are …


I’ve fancied writing a drabble for a while now but it’s been a real struggle as I suffer from verbosity. Nevertheless, I was determined not to give up. Here’s my first attempt, even though the title/prompt is ridiculously long … 


Internet dating become boring? No idea what to do on your first meet? Don’t care for coffee, fed-up with galleries, don’t want to waste wine if he’s plain wrong?

So, you get chatting to a bloke and he says “how about doing a tour at Highgate Cemetary?” You think he’s joking but, no he means it. You see famous graves: Karl Marx, the godfather of Punk, the author hiding behind a man’s name, Dickens’ wife, a pre-Raphaelite model, a Russian spy murdered with a cup of tea.

Pity the bloke himself turned out to be deadly dull.


© Debra Carey, 2017


Thanks goes to my friend Jacks, who actually did meet a first date in a graveyard – if not Highgate Cemetary. I can’t remember if he was dull, or just plain odd …


Author: debscarey

Tweets @debsdespatches My personal blog is Debs Despatches, where I ramble on a variety of topics. I write fiction on co-hosted site Fiction Can Be Fun, where my #IWSG reflections can be found; and my Life Coaching business can be found on DebsCarey.com.

6 thoughts on “A graveyard is an odd place to meet, yet here you both are …”

    1. It would certainly be interesting … and unusual. Waaaaay better than the proverbial coffee meet! And yes, not just *any* graveyard would do 😀

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    1. Thank you, that’s lovely of you to say so. Of course, I wrote it a while ago and now am itching to change it. Nothing new there eh? 😉

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  1. Yes, drabbles are fun to write but you do need strict control over the words – which is why I think they are fun! I thoroughly enjoyed this one Debs and would encourage you to write more. especially with neat throwaway endings! 🙂


    1. Aw Alan, thank you – that’s so kind. I plan to practice more and I can never resist the throwaway ending (as you may have spotted!) 🙂


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