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Effective Social Distancing

Ruby bumped into Andrew in the front hall on the way to her dining room office space.   “Are you going for another walk today?” she asked.   “Absolutely. It’s beautiful outside,” replied Andrew as he zipped his jacket.   … Continue reading

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Pandemic Survival Skills

The weather finally started to resemble Spring and Drew spotted Nick across the fence cleaning up his backyard.   “What’s happening?” Drew called out.   Nick stopped what he was doing. “I don’t know about you, but I had to … Continue reading

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Weather Scapegoat

Doris looked out the bay window in the living room and sighed. The bright morning sun warmed the whole room.   “Why are you pining?” asked Matt.   “It’s so deceiving. The sun is shining, so you think it’s a … Continue reading

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Physical Letters

It took three rings before Phoebe realized someone was calling her on her cell phone.   “Hello?” she answered.   “Hi Phoebe, it’s Keiji. How are you surviving the quarantine?”   “I can’t tell you the last time I actually … Continue reading

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Coping with Confinement

“Last night I watched a documentary where some people sailed the last twenty-seven kilometres of the Rideau Canal in one of those old wooden motor boats,” said Irv.   “Sounds interesting,” replied Stan.   The two sat at opposite ends … Continue reading

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The Best of a Bad Situation

It was a shock when Bruce saw there was food at the visitation of his late supervisor Istvan. Eating in public made him nervous enough. How much more anxious did he feel eating at a funeral home? His initial resolution … Continue reading

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The Virus part 6: Good Enough (The End)

June immediately regretted telling Nate he’d have to kill her. The last thing she wanted to do was plant an idea in his head. Only after she spoke did she remember that she never did see the remains of Nate’s … Continue reading

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The Virus part 5: The Malicious Dance

The two moved around the house in a silent malicious dance. Neither one wanted to be near each other, but too suspicious of the other to leave them alone.   “You know what I hate about you?” asked June, out … Continue reading

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The Virus part 3: Secrets

“You know, you might be the key humanity’s survival,” said June. Nate licked his plate clean. “You should’ve been a chef. That was amazing.” “Did you hear what I said?” “Of course I’m the key. Don’t you think I know … Continue reading

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The Virus part 1: The Food Source

The overcast sky seemed to reflect the mood of the entire world. Nate counted the raindrops on the window pane. He smiled when a heavy droplet of water streamed down, gathering others in its path, and rushed down to the … Continue reading

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