Three Line Tales — Space Walking

0A284910-3E40-4369-8AB7-D3FDAA7C58F8Jack received a notification ping on his smartphone, picked it up his phone, and saw this image sent to him from his best friend, Todd.

“Todd, why did you send me a random picture of some astronaut out in space?” Jack tapped out on his phone’s virtual keypad.

“That’s not a random picture, Jack, that’s me,” Todd replied, “and I’m just practicing effective social distancing in the age of coronavirus, good buddy! 😉”


Written for this week’s Three Line Tales prompt from Sonya. Image credit: NASA via Unsplash.

13 thoughts on “Three Line Tales — Space Walking

  1. Marleen March 28, 2020 / 9:40 pm

    Are you doing alright, Fandango?

    It’s been since March 4th that I haven’t been going anywhere. But I made some mistakes (not really feeling warned to the point of any smidge of alarm yet) then. And my situation hasn’t been hermetically sealed. I’ve now had the red eyes I mentioned in the last “Who Won the Week” — and a head and neck ache (both unusual for me), chills, mild cough. All hardly a bother though.

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    • Fandango March 28, 2020 / 11:17 pm

      So far I’m doing okay, Marleen. Are you running a fever? Hopefully you mild symptoms are not serious.

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      • Marleen March 29, 2020 / 1:56 pm

        I didn’t take my temperature — not sure I even have a thermometer. But I had mild cold sweats. And I had what I’d say is a unique marker; the “red eyes aren’t like allergy eyes” (according to the nurse I mentioned in the state of Washington health care facility)… it’s like having red “eyeshadow.“ I had that on one eye. It’s gone. The neck ache and chills are gone. Hopefully, that’s “the deal” for me. I’d like to be able to test for having developed antibodies.

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        • Marleen March 29, 2020 / 3:47 pm

          I also had other symptoms (that I could’ve written off to something else like an ordinary flu): very watery eyes, fatigue, slight nausea, diarrhea. [I think watery eyes is usually more of an allergy thing than a flu thing, but my eyes normally only water out in cold weather or windy weather — simply due to the low temperature or pressure of the wind hitting my eyes.]

          https://www.discovery.co.za/corporate/covid19-recognise-signs-and-symptoms

          I just now did a search to see if watery eyes are said to be related to this at all. Yes. The “red eyeshadow” look still isn’t listed, though. But it was a knowledgeable and experienced nurse speaking on CNN who said she saw it in all the people they transferred to ICUs.

          I have to disagree with the statement indicating communicability via non-symptomatic people isn’t common (although it might be technically correct that it isn’t “considered” the main way contracting it happens). It might actually be the most common way, but we have no way to know (with so little diagnostic testing).

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          • Marleen March 29, 2020 / 4:31 pm

            I don’t know why the above link lists coughing up slime, when most reports say “dry” or “unproductive” cough. My cough was dry. (Perhaps those with more complications have significant sputum or slime.)

            Here’s something more comprehensive about eyes.
            https://www.allaboutvision.com/en-in/conditions/coronavirus-and-your-eyes/
            (I still don’t see the “red eyeshadow” appearance, however.)

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    • Fandango March 29, 2020 / 10:56 pm

      Thank you for sharing this, Marleen. I hadn’t seen it before. Both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

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      • Marleen April 1, 2020 / 8:09 pm

        I was happy to run across it😄

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  2. Marleen April 1, 2020 / 8:07 pm

    Quoting from my 3:47 pm, March 29th post:

    I have to disagree with the statement indicating communicability via non-symptomatic people isn’t common (although it might be technically correct that it isn’t “considered” the main way contracting it happens). It might actually be the most common way, but we have no way to know (with so little diagnostic testing).

    DING-DING-DING

    Governor of Georgia got word, today, that this is real.

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