99 word prompt : long distance dating

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!

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  CARROT RANCH



Stereotypes: The scourge of human assumption. 

Once, “assumption” saved a cave dweller’s life.  No one cared if that rustling in the trees turned out to be the wind.  You were still alive.

A naïve young woman of eighteen married an American using a mail-order dating service, believing it led to a better life.  He thought “Oriental” women would follow a man’s orders.

After a year of marriage, and a child, she understood the truth.  He wanted a slave, not a wife.

She said, “It was like having two children. Never again!”

She now has a black belt in Karate.