Friday Fictioneers — Social Distancing

B9676356-F356-4073-9F90-63D71F689883“This is remarkable,” Douglas said as he and his wife headed to the small square and fountain in the middle of the city park with their dog. He looked at his watch. “It’s quarter past four,” he said. “This place is usually teeming with people at this time of day.”

“A lot of people, particularly those our age, are staying at home, self-isolating, avoiding crowds, and practicing social distancing,” Elaine said. “This coronavirus is playing havoc with people’s lives.”

“Well, that’s good news for us, Elaine,” Douglas said. “We have this lovely spot all to ourselves.”

(96 words)


Written for today’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Ceayr.

9 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Social Distancing

  1. neilmacdon March 13, 2020 / 3:36 pm

    And they’ll have no problem getting a table in their favourite restaurant. It’s good to see the upside of all this.

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  2. leigha66 March 16, 2020 / 4:49 pm

    A new term I could just as well as never heard before. I hope we can all survive this. I am definitely distancing as well as I can.

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    • Fandango March 16, 2020 / 10:43 pm

      I hope we can all, or at least most of us, survive this, as well.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Marleen March 16, 2020 / 5:24 pm

    One if my sons just called, quite distressed that he has to stay home for work (still working there). But he said it’s better than being fired.

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    • Marleen March 16, 2020 / 6:27 pm

      He’s very concerned for people who have jobs like bar tending and valet work… that they don’t have work, now.

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