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September 15, 2021 at 3:08 pm 35 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 17 September 2021

Krista Strutz
Photo Credit: Krista Strutz

 
They said it would take a few months, then a year, and suddenly, it had been two years. Still, COVID-19 continued to surge.

Laid off from his job, Samuel retreated to his grandfather’s cottage by the lake to weather the storm the pandemic had wrought.

Samuel found it liberating to breathe the free air again without the mask on. He wished that he had wings like an eagle, too, so he could fly away from all of this.

At the same time, Samuel realized it was too much to ask. He and his paddleboard would do fine for now.

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35 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  September 15, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Perhaps he should try kite surfing

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  September 16, 2021 at 10:43 am

      neil:

      not a bad idea at all. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. larry trasciatti  |  September 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    At least he can accept the bright side

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  September 16, 2021 at 10:43 am

      larry:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 5. beth  |  September 15, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    It works!

    Reply
    • 6. plaridel  |  September 16, 2021 at 10:42 am

      beth:

      it’s all about perspectives. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. Keith's Ramblings  |  September 16, 2021 at 9:50 am

    It sounds pretty good to me, wings or not.

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  September 16, 2021 at 10:42 am

      keith:

      under the circumstances, it does. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. granonine  |  September 16, 2021 at 10:48 am

    I think we’d all really like to just go to sleep, and when we wake up the world will be right-side-up again πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  September 16, 2021 at 10:39 pm

      linda:

      i guess the best way is to accept that the pandemic won’t go away soon and learn to live with it.

      Reply
  • 11. msjadeli  |  September 16, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Plaridel, I think Samuel is doing a wonderful job of rolling with the times and keeping himself balanced. Very grounding story.

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    • 12. trishsplace  |  September 16, 2021 at 6:24 pm

      Agreed. What I wanted to say πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 13. plaridel  |  September 16, 2021 at 10:35 pm

        trish:

        but of course. πŸ™‚

        Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  September 16, 2021 at 10:35 pm

      msjadeli:

      he better… otherwise he may fall into the water and drown. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 15. msjadeli  |  September 17, 2021 at 8:25 am

        πŸ™‚

        Reply
  • 16. Dora  |  September 16, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Just what he needs for the time being!
    pax,
    dora

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    • 17. plaridel  |  September 16, 2021 at 10:34 pm

      dora:

      hopefully, there’ll be better days ahead.

      Reply
  • 18. draliman  |  September 17, 2021 at 12:51 am

    He’s found a lovely spot to weather the storm πŸ™‚

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    • 19. plaridel  |  September 17, 2021 at 8:59 am

      draliman:

      thanks to grandpa. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 20. James McEwan  |  September 17, 2021 at 1:21 am

    If only I could escape like that. Off into the wilds, just for a few years until the world calmed down.

    Reply
    • 21. plaridel  |  September 17, 2021 at 8:59 am

      james:

      some are luckier than others indeed. the rest of us remain cooped in our house most of the time.

      Reply
  • 22. susanrouchard  |  September 17, 2021 at 3:26 am

    Biding our time to soar like eagles. Thanks.

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    • 23. plaridel  |  September 17, 2021 at 8:59 am

      susan:

      hope springs eternal. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 24. rochellewisoff  |  September 17, 2021 at 4:53 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    I know how he feels. Don’t we all? Well written.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 25. plaridel  |  September 17, 2021 at 8:59 am

      rochelle:

      sadly, it’s a balancing act we have to deal with nowadays.

      Reply
  • 26. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  September 17, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Yes, we all wants to be free to breathe the air without a mask,
    but until then we must be safe. A finely piece, Plaridel.
    Isadora

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    • 27. plaridel  |  September 19, 2021 at 4:50 pm

      isadora:

      duly noted. be healthy and stay safe.

      Reply
  • 28. GHLearner  |  September 17, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    At least he has a place to go and enjoy nature. Great tale, the feeling of hope, disappointment and the yearning for normalcy we all share is well told.

    Reply
    • 29. plaridel  |  September 19, 2021 at 4:50 pm

      gabi:

      in that respect, he’s lucky indeed.

      Reply
  • 30. Bear  |  September 18, 2021 at 5:07 am

    I think we ALL feel a bit like that these days. Great take on the prompt.

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    • 31. plaridel  |  September 19, 2021 at 4:49 pm

      jellico:

      i know, i know.

      Reply
  • 32. pennygadd51  |  September 18, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Samuel sounds a well-balanced guy. A fluent story, Plaridel.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  September 19, 2021 at 4:49 pm

      penny:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 34. michaelwynnauthor  |  September 20, 2021 at 4:25 am

    At least he’s found a sanctuary to get away to. Just the opportunity to breathe fresh air is so valuable.

    Reply
    • 35. plaridel  |  September 22, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      michael:

      he should consider it as a blessing.

      Reply

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