Friday Fictioneers – Living With It

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

They say we must learn to live with covid, if we want to preserve our way of life. So, I am learning. Now we’re on a transition path from pandemic to endemic, I have girded my loins and borrowed a book from the library, How to Live With Covid. Tremulously, I go out and about to the office, shops, worship, and parties. At the beginning, they called this herd immunity, but that seemed callous. Learning to live with something, on the other hand, empowers me—it’s heroic.  

I am learning to die with covid. This will be glorious.


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

56 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Living With It

  1. They recently ended the mask mandate at my job, and I have this bizarre mixed emotions type feeling about that. I wonder when and if we will be able to go back to normal. Heck, I wonder what normal even is. I miss being able to grab a journal and go to someplace for coffee and to write freehand. Powerful story. We’ll see what happens next.

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  2. If anyone had told me I would live out what are probably the final years of my life in this way, I simply wouldn’t have believed them. All the dystopian literature in the world didn’t prepare me for this culture. Nicely encapsulated, Neil.

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  3. Well done, Neil.
    I’ve never liked crowds; been getting jabbed like crazy for over 50 years; unless we’re close, one meter is close enough, two is better; and I’ve been wearing a mask of some kind for nearly as long. So, my personal abundance of caution shall continue even if just to piss off our current governor and his legion of lackeys.. 🙂

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  4. Yes! I love this attitude. I figure, if it’s not my time to die, nothing is going to kill me. And when it IS my time to die, nothing is going to keep me alive. And I can afford to feel this way because I’m old 🙂

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