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Mia’s grandmother warned her she would die this way: forgetting her coat and catching cold. “We did not bring you to America so that you could be a slob.”
Mia will never realize her grandmother was wrong, after all. Her mistake? Being a little too attractive, a little too Asian, all while wearing a jacket on a sunny day.
No one will ever know what would have happened if she had grown up, gotten married, and had kids of her own.
That’s because someone was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and she happened to be there too.
This is my entry for the A-Z Challenge and Friday Fictioneers. Thanks Rochelle and Brenda for an inspiring prompt.
On a serious note, every day, women of color are affected by racist, sexist discrimination and violence. Not all Asian women are docile. Not all bias is immediately evident. No one is ever just an object for someone else’s enjoyment. That’s the truth. Pass it on.