April 23: Flash Fiction Challenge – I Can’t See You, Love

Charli’s Carrot Ranch prompt, this week:

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!

I Can’t See You, Love

“But I miss you, Boo Boo. I can’t help it.” Hari could hear Jeena’s pout down the phone.

“I know, baby, but what can we do? This lockdown is hard on everyone.”

“Yes, but they weren’t meant to be getting married in June and had to cancel. It’s not fair. My beautiful outfit, the reception, the cake… all cancelled!”

He was glad she couldn’t see him rolling his eyes. The wedding plans had been off the scale… maybe it was a good thing, this lockdown. He’d definitely had more time to think.

Maybe Jeena wasn’t the one for him…

34 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Charli Mills
    Apr 27, 2020 @ 01:24:02

    Oh, yes, it might be a blessing to have more time to think it through.

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  3. H.R.R. Gorman
    Apr 25, 2020 @ 19:21:05

    =O But I guess better to figure that out now.

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  4. Jennie
    Apr 25, 2020 @ 02:31:25

    Well done!

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  5. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Apr 25, 2020 @ 02:27:02

    Love it! You are full in the marriage thread, Sis! 😉 Think too, a lot marriages now scheduled for next year.

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  6. Erika
    Apr 24, 2020 @ 21:01:25

    I guessed where you wanted to go with this. Very good idea!

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  7. potatosandwich
    Apr 24, 2020 @ 18:15:11

    Fate intervened…

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  8. johnrieber
    Apr 24, 2020 @ 17:20:59

    99 words well used! I wonder how many plans that seemed locked in place before this pandemic hold up after there was extra time to reflect! Nice job!

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  9. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 24, 2020 @ 16:56:54

    A nice piece, Ritu.

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  10. willowdot21
    Apr 24, 2020 @ 16:32:56

    OMG…..😜

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  11. pensitivity101
    Apr 24, 2020 @ 16:25:52

    ouch………

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  12. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 24, 2020 @ 15:32:04

    uh oh

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  13. floridaborne
    Apr 24, 2020 @ 15:20:14

    That’s what my mom used to call, “A blessing in disguise.”

    I wonder how many ill-fated marriages were stopped this way.

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