Tale Weaver – #270 – Escape – 9th April

Michael’s challenge:

Last week was all about confinement, this week you and your imagination can break free and ESCAPE.

As we are all living social isolation, stay at home and or whatever else they call it where you live we must by now be dreaming of escaping the confines we find ourselves in.

This week write your escape story, be it a holiday escape, going somewhere away from where you find yourself at present, be in within or without.

It was here.
Four deaths less than two miles away, an elderly couple whose family had paid them a visit and their neighbours, all of which had come together to celebrate a golden wedding.
A sleepy village, nothing much to do except while away those twilight years.
Already they were counting the days, trying to ascertain their movements those first five days afterwards, where they had gone, who they had seen, who they had embraced.
People were struck down regardless of age. Wealth and community status was immaterial.
It was here. After months of careful planning, self protection and avoiding friends, it was amongst them.
The first thought was to run, but where? And who knows where else could be infected by such action?
There was no escape. It was just a waiting game, and maybe, just maybe, death would pass their door and move on.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Tale Weaver – #270 – Escape – 9th April

  1. Michael says:

    An excellent approach to this topic Di, I think we are all hoping for similar things, as it is I feel it is a risk each time I go to the shop, though I do go early before the crowds converge on the place. Look after you in these tough times.

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