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.