Friday Fictioneers: Another Pandemic


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Tossing his jacket onto the table, he sat down and sighed. He couldn’t believe it. Another pandemic. I’m 109, how many more events do I need to go through?

He was seven when the 1918 pandemic hit. Mask on. His mother’s constant reminder still played on repeat in his head, now more than usual.

A few days ago, the state issued a statewide lockdown. Essential travel only.

This morning, he snuck out of his apartment building, walking the same route as he had every day for 50 years to this normally-bustling-but-now-deserted boardwalk, looking over at the eerily quiet amusement park. He sighed again.

(100 Words)

For Friday Fictioneers

13 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Another Pandemic

    1. Absolutely, it is strange and I can imagine the 2020 pandemic might be the same when it ends. I didn’t even know everyone had to wear masks back then until I saw it in an old newspaper a few weeks ago.

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    1. But then each cycle is different which is difficult. From all that I’ve learned in the last few months, the 1918 pandemic kinda just ended, disappeared all by itself. I think a few of us was hoping the same thing would happen with this pandemic but it just goes on and on.

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  1. One would think that more people would learn from history. Then you get holocaust deniers (many of whom are, not so coincidentally, denying that there’s a pandemic or that they ought to have any responsibility in fighting it to save others) ….

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    1. Sadly and shamefully, I was one of those people at the beginning. I was and still am someone who needs prove in order to believe something is truly happening. I think it was when two of co-workers caught the virus, that’s when I finally said, “there’s a pandemic going on.”

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