Good Luck and Goodbye

F7062163-960B-4308-8471-9E8E01F8615C“I can’t believe that that doofus president of ours has prematurely declared victory over Covid-19,” Ed said. He was FaceTiming with his girlfriend, who he hadn’t seen in person for more than two months due to the lockdown. “How can he say it’s over and we won when we’ve had more than two million cases and 112,000 deaths in the U.S. so far and the numbers are still going up in many locations across the country?”

“Well, I for one,” Amy said, “am tired of being held captive in my own house. I’m tired of feeling like I have to ostracize my friend and loved ones. “And I’m tired on not being able to be with you, hugging and kissing those luscious lips of yours.” She smiled and blew Ed a kiss.

“We need to be patient and not rush back into things they way they were,” Ed said. “I want to be with you as much as you want to be with me, but I want us both to stay healthy.”

“I know, so do I,” Amy said. “But I give thanks that the restrictions are being eased and that we’ll soon be able to resume our normal lives. I can’t wait to go to our favorite restaurant together and dine on some of that delicious, expertly prepared meals with you. We haven’t been able to do that since mid-March.”

“I don’t think it’s such a good idea to run out and to start behaving like we did before the pandemic,” Ed said.

“But the president said that the pandemic is behind us,” Amy said. “And I’m tired of being alone and housebound. I want my old life back. I want our old lives together back.”

“Sorry, Amy,” Ed said, “but I don’t think any of us will be getting our old lives back anytime soon. All I can say to you is be careful and don’t  unnecessarily expose yourself to great risk to your health and life just so you can eat out at your favorite restaurants. Let’s do the right thing and wait until it’s proven to be safe again. We’re young and have our whole lives ahead of us. Let’s not screw our future together up.”

“Too late, Ed,” Amy said. “Carl texted me and invited me to dinner with him and, given your stubborn position, I’m going to accept.”

“Okay, Amy, if that, what you want,” Ed said, “all I can say is good luck and goodbye.”


Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (victory), The Daily Spur (captive), Jibber Jabber (house), Your Daily Word Prompt (ostracize), Ragtag Daily Prompt (luscious), and Fandango’s One-Word Prompt (thanks).

19 thoughts on “Good Luck and Goodbye

  1. msjadeli June 7, 2020 / 7:14 pm

    I know I’m not rushing back out. Good topical story, Fandango.

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  2. Liz June 7, 2020 / 8:57 pm

    I’m certainly not rushing back out where I live, in the UK.

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong June 7, 2020 / 9:00 pm

    I feel like chanting “Times they are a-changing.” They are. Maybe, just maybe, if all this protesting doesn’t mean that everyone figures they don’t enough and forget to vote, we might get our country back. Wouldn’t that be nice?

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    • Fandango June 7, 2020 / 11:08 pm

      Yes, it would be nice to get our country back, but I fear the odds are against it happening peacefully.

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  4. Taswegian1957 June 7, 2020 / 10:55 pm

    I think that Ed had a lucky escape if Amy is so shallow that she’d drop him and go running after the first guy that buys her dinner after only two months.

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    • Fandango June 7, 2020 / 11:10 pm

      You’re right. Ed dodged a bullet!

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  5. Melanie B Cee June 8, 2020 / 6:25 am

    Just another world wide embarrassment by the orange idiot. Why didn’t HE contract C-19 and rid the world of his awful presence? Now that would be something! Despite what the Orange Menace says, and despite his “personal” letter about the money our government sent to help us through this mess (yeah, rubber stamp much? Get a new stamp. That one’s worn out!!) ; I’m NOT going out ‘there’ and rub shoulders like we used to. Cute story though! 🙂

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  6. Christine Goodnough June 8, 2020 / 7:11 am

    A well written tale, but poor Ed. I don’t think they would have been compatible, so one “silver lining” appears in this COVID scare.

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    • Fandango June 8, 2020 / 8:39 am

      Yes, he found out about her true nature before it was too late!

      Liked by 1 person

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