My 75-word story ‘Other residents’ symptoms confine you’ is the story of the day on the excellent Paragraph Planet.
I often use writing to soothe myself, and this small piece is a response to my worries about my dad, now confined to his room in his care home due to other residents’ Coronavirus symptoms, with no way of understanding why. It’s a situation that makes me feel powerless, so all I can do is wish him memories of tree branches and leaves, and transform his four-wall cell into a forest.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, I’m writing rather a lot of Coronavirus fiction at the moment.
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