Flash Fiction 23rd April

The Challenge:
April 23, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about distance dating. It can be any genre, era, or setting. Who is dating, and why the distance? How do the characters overcome, accept, or break up because of the distance? Go where the prompt leads!

It had all started with an advert in the local paper.
After several months of written correspondence and phone calls, they ascertained they had sufficient in common to meet and a rendez vous was arranged.
It was a seedy pub, but a popular one and easy to find.
Neither were impressed, one sitting outside chain smoking plucking up the courage to go in, the other inside wondering whether to stay and wait.
He decided to leave just as she chose to go in.
Embarrassed smiles and apologies, a couple of halves of lager, and the rest became history.
Theirs.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Flash Fiction 23rd April

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Yours I suspect πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  2. murisopsis says:

    Well done! Helps to be able to pull from experience!! So glad you had the courage to meet in person and set the wheel of fortune into motion!

  3. Charli Mills says:

    What a great story to be able to tell, Di! Good to see you at the Ranch!

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  5. Aww! This is lovely, Di.

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