#FridayFictioneers – Virus


Margie sat stiffly on the bench, her satchel placed beneath it, under a cloudless summer sky. Sparrows splashed in the fountain directly in front of her, but her glazed eyes never saw them.

A gloved man in a fine black suit came around the fountain to join her. He took note of her eyes and bare hands. It took all of his considerable will not to pull away.

“Do you have it?”

“Yes,” Margie replied standing and swaying as she found her feet.

She had disappeared before he carefully took the satchel in his gloved hand and left the park.

WC: 100

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27 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers – Virus

  1. I don’t feel so weird now that everybody’s germaphobic. Welcome, everyone! People are gross. I had a lady in her 60s tell me that she never shakes hands because “you never know who has the ‘dick-hand.'” She meant people who don’t wash after going to the bathroom.

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    1. I’m with you! I’ve never understood when people don’t wash after vistiting the bathroom. It seems like such an easy thing to do, considerate of others, and just common sense.

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    1. Thanks Dale! I was going for a germ warfare spin on this one. Poor Margie smuggled it out of the government facility, but maybe she wasn’t too careful about it. Sucks for her.

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    1. Think nasty germ warfare smuggled from some black budget research lab for what’s inside the satchel. As far as going back, I think we will. Humans seem to have a very short memory, for better or worse.

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